Bachelor of Arts Degree, English Major
See also English and English Education
Learn to write clearly, creatively, and effectively
Written words reach more audiences than any other form of communication. Books, newspapers, journals, magazines, websites, and countless other mediums reach millions of people every day, making Christian writers more needed now than at any other time in history.
For those interested in writing, PCC’s professional writing concentration provides advanced grammar and writing courses that train students to use written words effectively. Building upon foundational skills in grammar, usage, and diction, students learn how to edit and hone their writing to communicate clearly in both Christian and secular writing settings.
The professional writing concentration helps students develop and refine journalistic, advertising, technical, and creative writing skills while grasping the fundamentals of layout and design. With this broad training, graduates are valuable to a variety of employers and have the expertise to specialize in any of those areas.
Students gain practical professional writing experience through an internship, various campus publications, and other publishing opportunities, giving them insight into a variety of career options.
I thrive on the variety of work I have. I have interviewed millionaires, written website copy for a retail store, created a voiceover script for a video presented to Louisiana’s top government officials, written feature articles, crafted a company’s monthly eNewsletter articles, written a corporate brochure, interviewed legends in the equine world, and much more.
—Heather L. (’01 grad)
Freelance/contract writer (GA)
Recommended Course Sequence
Sophomore Course Sequence