School of Humanities & Behavioral Science

Writing (complementary major) (26 hours)

Students have a conversation in Deborah Miller-Fox' living room.The writing major is designed to allow students to emphasize either creative writing or non-creative writing in conjunction with another major, especially those fields which include challenging writing tasks.

What classes will I take?

  • Appreciation of the Writing Craft
  • English Grammar
  • Professional Writing and Editing
  • Creative Writing Workshop

View the courses required for the Writing Complementary Major.

What kind of career can I expect after graduation?

Pairing a writing complementary major with another major elevates the skillset of an individual when searching for a career or internship. For example, a biology major pursuing a technical writing field would benefit as would a psychology, history, or accounting major to self-publish articles or books.

What kind of experiences will I have?

Writing majors immerse themselves in literature from a variety of genres and nurture their own creativity through writing classes, participation in the university’s literary magazine, and writing conferences.

In addition, students are able to pursue advanced training in expository, argumentative, nonfiction, and creative writing. The department also provides opportunities for students to participate in various publications and contests.

How can I learn more?

The academic catalog contains additional information such as course descriptions. To set up a meeting with a faculty member in this area, please contact the Admissions Office.