Department of English Language and Literatures

Bachelor of Arts in English, Technical and Professional Writing Concentration

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Why Choose Technical and Professional Writing Concentration in English?

The technical and professional writing program gives you the multimedia writing skills necessary to flourish in a variety of career settings. You will take courses that focus on technical writing genres, creative document design, and teamwork dynamics in the contemporary workplace. Student organizations—The English Club and The ProTech Writing Club—offer you enriching activities and opportunities throughout the school year.

Careers

Our graduates use their polished professional habits to work in newspapers, financial firms, non-profit organizations, and high schools, to name a few. Graduates of our program can be found working as technical writers and administrators all over the Miami Valley, and many of their employers offer paid and unpaid internships to our students.

View the English program profile for sample occupations, average salary, and employment projections. 

Real-World Experience

Enroll in English 4920/6920, Internship in Writing, and benefit greatly by using skills you have learned in your studies for professional writing in a real-world experience. You will be able to apply knowledge and begin to build relationships in the professional writing world.

Success Stories

As an intern at Dayton History, Andrew Puthoff played the defendant in a special courtroom drama.
Two-time Wright State graduate Tiffani Angus writes fantasy and science fiction stories, while teaching at Anglia Ruskin University.

Academics and Curriculum

View the Bachelor of Arts in English program information and degree requirements in the Academic Catalog.

Graduation Planning Strategy (Four Year Plan) (PDF)

Admission

Any student eligible for admission to the College of Liberal Arts is eligible for admission to the Creative Writing, Literature, Professional Writing, and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages concentrations in English. Non-native speakers of English seeking admission to any undergraduate major program in English must meet one of the following minimum language proficiency requirements:

  • TOEFL: 79
  • IELTS: 6.5
  • PEARSON PTE: 58, or
  • Satisfactory completion of LEAP level 4 TOEFL substitution

Review the admission requirements and complete the admission application. Identify whether you will be majoring in English.

If you are a current student and wish to change majors, go to the WINGS Express major/minor change request form and change your major. If you are an undecided/exploratory student, talk to your advisor about majoring in English.

 


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