Professional Writing

Contact Information
Dr. Jeffrey Voccola
Director of Professional Writing

Check Sheets

Bachelor of Arts in Professional Writing

The Professional Writing Program at Kutztown University, established in 1987, is a unique, robust, and rewarding course of study offered by the English Department.

Featuring a diverse curriculum that can be tailored to suit any individual career path, the program provides students with the skills and knowledge required for professional success after their undergraduate experience has come to an end. More than 250 Professional Writing majors and minors are currently enrolled in a wide array of courses in fields such as journalism, creative writing, public relations and technical writing, taught by dedicated and energetic faculty with diverse academic and professional backgrounds. In addition, Professional Writing students contribute to, manage, or edit campus publications such as The Keystone, Shoofly, and Essence.

The pride of the Professional Writing Program is its strong emphasis on professional preparation, highlighted by the senior coursework that students are required to complete. The program’s strong internship component includes at least one pre-professional experience of the student’s choosing with the ultimate goal of helping students identify and pursue their professional goals.

Students will also enroll in a Professional Seminar during their internship experience. This seminar reinforces and builds upon previous coursework while facilitating a small community of students who can actively share knowledge and experience, as well as build long-lasting relationships.

Career Opportunities
Professional Writing students are prepared for careers as a writer, editor, journalist, columnist, technical writer, publisher, and public relations representative.

Related Programs
B.A. in Professional Writing with Culture and Media Studies concentration.

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