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BA in Writing Studies

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The School of Professional Studies is pleased to offer an online Bachelor of Arts degree in Writing Studies, designed for adult students who wish to hone their writing skills and aptitude, whether for personal, creative, or professional purposes.The flexible 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.

If you're interested in pursuing a passion or career in writing, Rosemont's School of Professional Studies can help. You may either take courses as a non-matriculated (non-degree seeking) student, or as part of a bachelor's degree.

Unlike many traditional undergraduate degrees, Rosemont's BA in Writing Studies curriculum is faciliated in a flexible online format, and offers increased opportunities to focus on both creative and business writing. 

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

These options allow you to save on tuition and finish your online bachelor's degree faster.

Business and Technical Writing

Business writing skills are essential in today's job market. Whether you are writing a coherent and well-argued grant proposal, or simply conveying information across any number of 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 more easily-understood 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. 

In addition to our Creative Writing program, our distinguished Master of Arts degree in Publishing prepares you to compete in the ever-changing and vibrant world of publishing. The Double Degree option allows students to complete both an MFA in Creative Writing and an MA in Publishing in tandem.

Jobs for Writers

Through the Writing Studies program, you'll develop skills highly-desired by employers, including critical thinking, effective writing, and communication. As an English major, you are taught 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 with a bachelor's degree in creative writing are able to take and provide constructive criticism effectively.

On a recent search of the job board, there were 324 job listings within 50 miles of Philadelphia that included the keyword "writer",  and almost a third of these jobs required a bachelor’s degree. 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
  • Journalist
  • Technical Writer
  • Publications Researcher