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Professional and Public Writing

Close-up of a keyboard and an icon of a book, representing the professional writing major.

Interested in a professional writing degree? 

The professional and public writing major prepares students to become innovative, strategic, and expressive writers and designers who can work with a wide range of documents and digital environments and in a variety of workplaces. 

The program not only provides students with a college degree, but also prepares them to be lifelong learners who can apply what they learn in classes directly to careers in professional writing, digital and technical writing, editing and publishing, managing communications, and writing for community and nonprofit organizations.


Graduates with a professional writing degree pursue careers in a range of industries, excelling in jobs that demand deep knowledge of writing, editing, publishing and communications.

Alumni work at: 

  • General Motors
  • Quicken Loans
  • Notre Dame Athletic Department 
  • Reddit
  • Cartoon Network
  • Founders Brewing Company
  • Detroit Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau

Alumni work as: 

  • Communications managers
  • Social media strategists
  • Copyeditors
  • Web developers
  • Photo coordinators
  • Public affairs officers
  • Digital marketing associates

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