Adding a Writing Concentration allows students to focus on their written communicative skills. Courses included in this concentration allow students to study various genres of writing while learning the practical application of each genre. Technical and Business Writing courses allow students to explore brevity and marketability while also gaining practical skills such as writing an effective resume and cover letter or learning to write for pamphlets and websites. Students are also encouraged to delve into their own creative writing pieces through Poetry, Prose, and Creative Non-Fiction courses. These courses allow students to practice different genres in the creative writing field and learn how to construct a portfolio of creative work or develop a longer manuscript.
Majoring in English with the writing concentration is excellent preparation for graduate school in a variety of fields. Recent graduates have gone on to pursue graduate study in law, journalism, library science, theology, literature, and creative writing. The English Writing Concentration also prepares students to enter diverse professions. Alumni have become college professors, teachers, sportswriters, journalists, fiction writers, librarians, and coaches and have entered many other exciting professions.