2018-19 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Aug 24, 2019  
2018-19 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Professional Writing [PWRT]


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Professional Writing offers a well-rounded, liberal arts education with courses in creative writing, editing, technical writing, business writing and writing with new media. For more information please visit the website at cortland.edu/profwriting/ or the English Department .

 Career Potential

  • Editor
  • Technical Writer
  • Web Content Developer
  • Communications Director
  • Grant Writer
  • Director of Non-Profit Organizations
  • Freelance Writer
  • Media Writer

Professional Writing Courses: 34 credit hours


B. At least 15 additional credit hours of elective professional writing courses, six hours at the 400 level.


Note: PWR 412, if selected, has a prerequisite of PWR 212, PWR 213 or PWR 315.

Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 124


Example of the B.A. in Professional Writing over Four Years


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First Year Fall


Total credit hours for semester: 16


First Year Spring


Total credit hours for semester: 16


Second Year Fall


Total credit hours for semester: 16


Second Year Spring


PWR 200 or 300 level (3 cr. hr.)
PWR 200 or 300 level (3 cr. hr.)
Minor/elective (3 cr. hr.)
Foreign language (3 cr. hr.)
GE course (4 cr. hr.)

Total credit hours for semester: 16


Third Year Fall


Total credit hours for semester: 15


Third Year Spring


PWR 400 level (3cr. hr.)
PWR 200, 300 or 400 level (3cr. hr.)
Minor/elective (3 cr. hr.)
Minor/elective (3 cr. hr.)
Minor/elective (3 cr. hr.)

Total credit hours for semester: 15


Fourth Year Fall


Total credit hours for semester: 15


Fourth Year Spring


PWR 4XX (3 cr. hr.)
​Minor/elective (3 cr. hr.)
Minor/elective (3 cr. hr.)
Minor/elective (3 cr. hr.)
Minor/elective (3 cr. hr.)

Total credit hours for semester: 15


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