Students discussing classes at a table. English Majors who concentrate in Professional Writing will learn how to write and design the kinds of documents that are most common outside of university classrooms, such as memos, brochures, newsletters, reports, instructions, manuals, multimedia presentations, and resumes. Professional Writing courses emphasize drafting, revising, and designing documents in both print and digital formats. Many of the courses provide students opportunities to engage the community and gain hands-on experience writing for real audiences and purposes.

To complete a major in English with a concentration in Professional Writing and Public Discourse you must complete 42 hours of eligible English courses at the 200-, 300-, and 400-level.

Program Requirements

A complete list of major requirements, courses, and a proposed four-year program of study for Literature majors are available in the UAB Undergraduate Catalog.

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