Professional Writing

Professional Writing

Degree requirements:

English: Professional Writing, BA

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 If you not only love language, but also love what language can do in the world, the Professional Writing program within the English Department is perfect for you. Specifically, the program teaches you to investigate the act of composing texts in multiple situated contexts, within both academic and workplace settings. In addition, we help both undergraduate and graduate students concentrating on professional writing seek opportunities for internships in local and national companies. Many of our graduate students also gain first-hand experience through teaching assistantships, tutor training, and working in the OSU Writing Center.

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

Finish in Four

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The Finish in Four plans are designed to assist you in an eight semester plan guiding you to graduate within four years. You may use this as a guide to plan your undergraduate education, but you should adjust it to fit your personal goals.

Option - Professional Writing


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

When you complete the OSU admission application, you 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