Office of the Registrar

Undergraduate Catalog

2014-15 first edition, July 2014

Professional Writing

Major(s)

Professional Writing (BA)

Bachelor of Arts

Admission requirements

Students must have a combined GPA (Missouri State and transfer) of 2.50 or higher or a GPA of 2.75 or higher for the most recent 30 hours of course work in order to be admitted to the degree program.

Program requirements

  1. General Education Requirements - see General Education Program and Requirements section of catalog
  2. Major Requirements (36 hours)
    1. ENG 321(3), 373(3), 377(3), 421(3), 422(3), 487(3), 500(3), 574(3)
    2. Four courses from: ENG 473(3), 570(3), 572(3), 573(3), 575(3), or approved upper-division cognate courses for a total of not fewer than 36 hours
    3. Public Affairs Capstone Experience will be fulfilled by completion of ENG 421(3), 422(3), and 574(3).
  3. Minor Required (or second major)
  4. Specific Requirements for Bachelor of Arts Degree - see Specific Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements section of catalog
  5. General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements - see General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements section of catalog

Professional Writing (BS)

Bachelor of Science

Admission requirements

Students must have a combined GPA (Missouri State and transfer) of 2.50 or higher or a GPA of 2.75 or higher for the most recent 30 hours of course work in order to be admitted to the degree program.

Program requirements

  1. General Education Requirements - see General Education Program and Requirements section of catalog
  2. Major Requirements (36 hours)
    1. ENG 321(3), 373(3), 377(3), 421(3), 422(3), 473(3), 487(3), 500(3), 574(3)
    2. Three courses from: ENG 570(3), 572(3), 573(3), 575(3), or approved upper-division cognate courses for a total of not fewer than 36 hours
    3. Public Affairs Capstone Experience will be fulfilled by completion of ENG 421(3), 422(3), and 574(3).
  3. Minor Required (or second major)
  4. General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements - see General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements section of catalog

Accelerated master’s degree in writing, technical/professional writing track

Eligible undergraduate majors in Professional Writing may apply for early admission to the Writing program for the Technical/Professional Writing track, during their junior year. Once accepted for early admission, students will be able to take up to 12 credit hours at the 600 level that apply to both their undergraduate and graduate degree programs (Mixed Credit).  

For courses to be designated as Mixed Credit, the graduate advisor, undergraduate department head, and Graduate College dean must approve by signing the Permission for Mixed Credit form. This form must be provided to the Office of the Registrar in Carrington Hall 320 no later than the end of the Change of Schedule Period for the semester.