Spotlight: BA in English, Emphasis in Professional Writing

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If you have a passion for writing, then consider earning Grand Canyon University’s Bachelor of Arts in English with an Emphasis in Professional Writing degree. Offered by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, this program can prepare you to become an effective and professional writer.

Develop Core Writing Competencies

This program prepares students to become professionals in the field of communication by providing them with a formidable foundation in writing competencies. Some of the core skills that you will explore and practice while earning this degree include the analyzation of literature and informational texts, identification and analyzation of rhetorical situations and devices, and production of printed and digital written composition. Also, you will learn how to write persuasively, create engaging messaging, apply design strategies and evaluate ethical issues.

Acquire and Develop Writing Skills

The BA in English with an Emphasis in Professional Writing program begins with a writing-intensive course that will provide you with competencies for writing in the 21st century workplace. Then, throughout this program, you will cultivate a broad range of writing skills and complete coursework in areas such as technical writing, creative writing, multimedia journalism, public relations writing and elements of argumentation and advocacy.

Become a Communications Professional

After earning GCU’s BA in English with an Emphasis in Professional Writing degree, students are equipped with the skills that they need to pursue a career in an area such as grant writing, journalism, editing, social media writing and publishing. If you feel called to pursue a career in writing, then this may be the ideal program for you.

If you believe that professional writing may be your purpose, then visit the College of Humanities and Social Sciences or click the Request More Information button on this page to find out more about our liberal arts degree programs.

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