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

General education program restriction

With the exception of ENG 310 and ENG 321, English courses counted towards General Education requirements may not also be used to meet:

  • major requirements
  • minor requirements
  • Fine Arts requirement on the Bachelor of Arts degree

BA fine arts restriction

English majors or minors may not use the same literature courses to satisfy both the major or minor requirements and the Fine Arts requirement.

Restriction for english majors

Students completing both a major and a minor offered by the English Department may not count the same courses on both the major and the minor.

Accelerated Master's Program in Writing-Technical/Professional Writing Track

Eligible undergraduate majors in Professional Writing may apply for early admission to the Writing program, 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). Refer to the Graduate Catalog for more information.

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.