The Professional & Strategic Writing program prepares students to write — and lead — the professional fields of tomorrow. Students will develop expertise in strategic thinking and leadership; learn valuable, adaptive skills in writing and critical thinking; and apply those thinking and writing skills in real-world workplace situations.
Students will graduate with a set of flexible skills desired by a broad range of employers and required by numerous careers. Internship opportunities provide experience in workplace writing, preparing students for exciting professional opportunities.
Graduates will be prepared to work in a variety of professions including marketing, public affairs, education, medical writing, technical writing, science writing, fundraising and development and more. This program is also an excellent foundation for students looking to pursue their graduate degree in fields such as education, law, public policy and journalism.
- The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports a demand in the next 10 years for professionals in fields related to this major such as technical writers, public relations and fundraising managers, and writers and authors.
- Take advantage of the Jefferson network and complete an internship within one of our many departments such as Marketing & Communications, the Office of Institutional Advancement or the Athletics Department.
- Learn in a collaborative environment, taking classes from other programs to complete your minor.
- This program is affiliated with the university’s Writing Program, which is recognized as an Excellent Writing Program by the National Council of Teachers of English.