Professional Writing

Professional Writing

Degree requirements:

English: Professional Writing, BA

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The Professional Writing program within the English Department offers a distinctive curriculum for those who not only love language but also love what language can do in the world. Specifically, the program investigates the act of composing texts in multiple situated contexts within both academic and workplace settings. Courses to expect for this major include Professional Writing Theory, Technical Writing, Style and Editing, and Visual Rhetorical and Design.

Career Options

English majors are competitive for any career that requires clear and critical thinking as well as exceptional speaking and writing skills. Our graduates enjoy successful careers in a variety of fields.

  • Secondary Education
  • Higher Education
  • Law
  • Library Science
  • Counseling
  • Social Work
  • Editing
  • Publishing
  • Technical Writing
  • Professional Writing
  • Teaching English as a Second Language
  • Peace Corps
  • Public Relations
  • Government Service


Scholarships are available for prospective freshmen, transfer students, current students and continuing students through the University, College of Arts & Sciences, and respective Departments.

When students complete the OSU admission application, they are automatically considered for the University Level scholarships.

Students are eligible for College Level scholarships within the College of Arts and Sciences after completing 12 hours at OSU. Some exceptions may apply. See specific scholarships for criteria.

The English Department offers Departmental Level scholarships for eligible students.

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205 Morrill Hall
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078