Aurora University

Professional Writing (BA)

Why study Professional Writing?

Writing is one of the most important skills employers look for. By focusing your studies on Professional Writing, you will learn to communicate successfully in today’s digital world. You will learn how to be informative and persuasive in a variety of business and interpersonal settings.

Why study Professional Writing at AU?

You will learn about the latest styles and technologies in communication. The program is built around numerous creative projects you build yourself. These projects will become part of your professional portfolio. When you begin your career search, employers will see that you have the breadth and depth to take on a variety of responsibilities. 

Curriculum Highlights

    • Ten primary courses
    • Internship
    • Digital portfolio creation
    • Creative writing
    • Journalism
    • Technical writing
    • Business writing
  • Expand your career opportunities by double-majoring in Marketing, Communication, or English. And even with a second major, you'll still be able to graduate in four years.
Experiential learning

Experiential learning

You will learn by doing throughout the program. Every class is focused on making you a better writer. Courses will cover both print and digital writing.

Career paths

  • Journalism
  • Technical writing
  • Copyediting
  • Speechwriting
  • Script writing
  • Public relations
  • Advertising
  • Marketing

Get hired by the best

  • Warner Brothers
  • iHeartMedia
  • Verizon
  • Pandora
  • American Airlines
  • Chicago Bears
  • AT&T
  • American Cancer Society