Writing Studies, B.A.

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Writing Studies emphasizes a broad-based investigation of the process and production of writing, focusing on theories and practices of language use as well as artistic, academic and professional expression. Our degree features specializations in professional and technical writing, often advantageous for dual degrees with the social sciences and sciences, particularly in health professions. The comprehensive degree program is designed to be 54 units, allowing for this possibility of double majors, with particular interest for undergraduates in STEM fields to combine science and writing studies degrees.

Graduate and Professional Schools

  • Masters in Fine Arts
  • Law school
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
  • Humanities MA and Ph.D. programs (Rhetoric / Composition, Applied Linguistics, Education, Communications, Arts, and/or English Literature)

What Can You Do With A Writing Degree?

  • Annual Job Openings in CA: 674
  • 10-year projected job market growth: 15.9%
  • Median wage in California: $89,121

Upon graduation, you might become:

  • Author
  • Creative Writer
  • Copywriter
  • Communications Specialist
  • Advertising and Promotions Managers
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Editor
  • Reporter
  • Journalist
  • Technical Writer