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Harness your passion for writing and hone your skills as you learn to document, translate, and disseminate information to people around the world. The professional writing degree gives you the tools you need to create rich, engaging, and persuasive content that will make you a valuable asset in any industry. Our courses include grant writing, technical writing, journalism, writing for magazines, and web content.
of seniors feel well prepared for their first job in the field
is a student-run newspaper that allows students to showcase their writing skills
of seniors say their major integrates biblical perspectives
You’ll get personal mentoring from professors in both communications and English who will recognize your strengths while guiding and encouraging you to pursue your writing goals. You’ll be able to participate in at least two workshops and professional internships. Every class you take will contribute to your overall skills by allowing you to practice professional writing in each class. Our caring faculty will encourage you to compile polished writing samples into professional portfolios so they will be ready to present at any job interview.
At Northwestern, you can grow in your faith by hearing from professors who have learned to incorporate Christian values into the workplace as well as their writing. Our professors get to know you individually due to our small class sizes so you can always feel comfortable asking for help or advice. As a professional writing major, you could write for Christian nonprofits spreading Christ's Good News and compassion throughout the world.
With campus so close to downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul, students can take advantage of opportunities in Minnesota’s thriving business and professional writing industries.
If you know that words matter, have an unusually diverse vocabulary, want to help people understand the issues plaguing our society, and are interested in a career working in any industry, this might be the right degree for you.
You will learn to think critically and develop strong written and verbal communication skills.
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Throughout my experience at Northwestern, my professors have been more than just teachers. They offer mentorship outside the classroom and ensure that you are growing as a person and a Christian. They are great for networking and are constantly encouraging you to apply for internships so you will have a robust resume upon graduation.
Professors at Northwestern are focused on their students first. Our faculty include experts in their respective fields who want to help you grow in your faith while you earn your degree.