BA IN Professional Writing and Rhetoric
English and Creative Writing Department
Develop skills in writing and storytelling across all media to be prepared for a career as a professional writer.
In virtually every study of the skills that are most in demand by employers, effective writing is at or near the top of the list. No matter how technology advances, any organization will always require good writers. The professional writing and rhetoric major responds to this need. You'll develop skills in writing and storytelling across all media, and you'll be prepared for a career as a professional writer in many different settings. This major will strengthen not only writing, but your understanding of the science behind writing.
When You Graduate
Queens students in writing and literature have worked in publishing, editing, newspaper
and television journalism, copywriting and advertising. We also have graduates who
have become employees in a variety of non-traditional fields ranging from financial
institutions to small businesses.
Some of our alums have pursued graduate degrees in literature, creative writing, teaching, drama and law, furthering their studies at Purdue, Sarah Lawrence, University of New Orleans, George Mason University, UNC-Greensboro, University of Iowa, Simmons College, and University of Washington.
- Introduction to Professional Writing
- Composition Theory Practicum
- Digital Media Production
- Topics in Advanced Rhetoric
Commonly Paired Minors