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School of Undergraduate Studies 2022-2023 
School of Undergraduate Studies 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English - Professional Writing

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The professional writing concentration aims to supplement the English major by equipping students to become effective on-the-job communicators. Graduates will be able to write cogently and compellingly according to recognized professional standards.


20 credits required. Up to 8 credit hours of the Professional Writing concentration may also be applied to the Writing and Rhetoric requirements in the English major.

Concentration course options

16 credits required from the following:


  • Up to four credits may be taken online through an approved consortium arrangement; these credits must be approved by the advisor and the Registrar’s office.
  • Selected topics courses must have a clear focus on composition and rhetoric and requires advisor approval.
  • Internships must include a substantial writing component and require advisor approval.
  • At least 50% of the credits (10) must be completed with Gordon College coursework.

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