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BA in Writing Studies

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Distinguish Yourself with a Degree in Writing

Rosemont's online Bachelor of Arts degree in Writing Studies, is designed for adult students who wish to hone their writing skills and aptitude, whether for personal, creative, or professional purposes. The 120-credit online degree program is available to students with little or no prior college credits, as well as to those who hold an associate’s degree in any liberal arts or related discipline.

In addition to our affordable tuition, our program also allows you to:

  • Transfer up to 90 credits
  • Earn credit for life experience
  • Complete courses entirely online

Our Admission Team will work with you to optimize your transfer credits, saving you tuition dollars and allowing you to earn your degree faster.

Business and Technical Writing

Business writing skills are essential in today's job market. Whether you are writing a grant proposal, or conveying information across digital marketing channels, the ability to communicate effectively in writing is always in-demand. 

Learn the importance of audience and context when writing professionally, how to conduct formal and informal research, brainstorming, and peer review. Plus, apply narrative strategies and the power of storytelling to business, science, and non-profit organizations.

Study the impact of technology on communication, and how the design of the web necessitates the implementation of specific strategies and tools. The BA in Writing Studies degree also covers technical writing, a growing field in which complex technical information is documented in easy-to-understand language.

Creative Writing Degree

If you're interested in developing your creative writing skills, Rosemont's writing workshops explore and hone the techniques used by novelists, poets, and other writers to develop plot structure, imagery, characterization, and other writing strategies.

Strengthen your creative writing abilities with online writing exercises, and workshop sessions in an open-minded and supportive environment. Then, develop strong critical thinking and analysis skills in literature seminars.

If you wish to continue developing your creative writing at the end of your bachelor's degree, Rosemont has an outstanding MFA in Creative Writing program that produces award-winning authors, poets, and creative nonfiction writers. 

Look Forward to a Successful Career

Through the Writing Studies program, you'll develop skills highly desired by employers, including critical thinking, effective writing, and communication. You will learn to proofread, edit, and refine writing, all of which are invaluable in a business setting. In addition, as a result of the peer-review process in writing workshops, graduates of the program are able to take and provide constructive criticism effectively.

Job prospects for writers and associated positions are expected to grow 8-11% in the next seven years.

Job titles that suit English and writing majors include:

  • Copywriter
  • Social media manager
  • Technical writer
  • Public relations specialist
  • Grant writer
  • Librarian
  • Journalist
  • Web writer/content manager
  • Editor
  • Corporate communications specialist
  • Freelance writer
  • Publications researcher

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