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What will I learn?

The B.A. in English with a concentration in Writing focuses on various aspects of professional and creative writing and is suited for students who seek a career based in writing, whether as a professional writer in industry, a social media writer, or a creative writer.

Graduates go on to work in advertising, public relations, writing and editing, and other fields. Jobs include writer, editor, teacher, public relations coordinator, and communications specialist.

  • Careers for English Majors
    • Actor/ Actress
    • Administrator (hospital, university, industry)
    • Agent
    • Attorney
    • Author
    • Bioethicist
    • Biographer
    • Blogger
    • Book Critic
    • Business Manager
    • Campaign Manager
    • College Professor
    • Copywriter
    • Diplomat
    • Editor
    • Education & Training
    • ESL Teacher/ Teaching English Abroad
    • Film/ TV Director
    • Freelance Writer/ Consultant
    • Government
    • Grant Writer
    • HR Specialist
    • Journalist
    • Lawyer
    • Law Enforcement
    • Management
    • Marketing
    • Paralegal
    • PR Director
    • Politician
    • Social Media Consultant
    • Teacher
    • Technical Writer
    • Web Designer

Sample Courses:

These are some of the classes for students in this academic program:

  • Writing for the Media
  • Dramatic Writing
  • Technical Writing

Which department am I in?

School of Informatics, Humanities and Social Sciences

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$30,830.00 per year
USD $15,415 per semester and USD $990 per credit hour
Application deadline

1 November 2021

Start date

January 2022


School of Informatics, Humanities and Social Sciences

6001 University Boulevard,



15108, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students should complete secondary education.

For international students

Student requires high school transcripts showing all grades and GPA, or a General Equivalency Diploma (GED). Preference is given to students with a 3.0 GPA or higher.

English Language Scores:

Testing for non-native English speakers: TOEFL - 61 iBT, 500 written; IELTS - 5.0 overall band score; Duolingo English Test (DET) – 85; PTE – 45.

Application Deadline: May 1st for Fall attendance and November 1st for Spring attendance.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.