The Bachelor of Science in Written Communication is an adaptable advanced writing degree where students get hands-on experience with the problem-solving, design, and digital writing technology needed for life-long professional practice. Students need not be exceptional writers to begin with, as writing is something we all learn and develop our entire lives, and it is continuously adapted to different academic, industry, and cultural environments. Our students go on to a wide range of careers and graduate school opportunities (see below). The degree is a Bachelor of Science.
Students in WRCM learn the theory, design, and production processes of the field that make it applicable and adaptable for an incredibly wide range of work in almost every industry. Majors in Written Communication learn how to:
- Draft effective text or content, correspondence, proposals, and other textual genres;
- Design and build websites and interfaces, web/print/mobile layouts or visuals, videos, new media, social media, and more;
- Analyze audience, context, and situation;
- Strategize rhetorically to create goals for communicating ethically and effectively;
- Work through design and production processes, learning project management;
- Learn how to learn new tools and technologies;
- Test and revise drafts of texts, prototypes of layouts, visuals, and websites;
- Work with others effectively whether writing collaboratively or researching and interviewing subject matter experts or members of different communities;
- Strategize and write social media and manage digital content.
Students have opportunities to further develop their written communication skills through client projects, internships, and the Undergraduate Research Symposium.
Our alumni have gone on to challenging positions as: technical author/writer, science writer, proposal writer, content strategist/developer, information designer, instructional designer, eLearning developer, training manager, librarian, knowledge management, web designer, user experience (UX) designer, digital content manager, digital marketing specialist, social media coordinator, design manager, business analyst, editor, content coordinator, lawyer, digital help developer, content marketer/writer, sports information director, travel writer, teacher, professor, ESL (English as Second Language) instructor, digital communication analyst, knowledge base editor
Articulation Agreement | An articulation agreement exists between this program and at least one community college. See Articulation Agreements for additional details.