The Writing Program at Marian University recognizes and honors the writer that is within you. We will help you develop and sharpen your writing skills across all avenues—professional, academic, and creative.
Our faculty tailor your writing instruction to help you develop the knowledge, experience, and techniques you need to grow as a writer. You are encouraged to get involved in Marian University’s writing culture—both on and off campus—by participating in campus publications and the Writing Center as well as with our business and nonprofit partners in the community.
Why choose a writing concentration?
Adding a writing concentration to your degree program can help stand out from other job candidates. Research shows employers prioritize writing skills. How might a business management major with a concentration in writing get employers' attention? How many nurses or chemists can write effectively to multiple audiences?
At Marian University, you can focus a writing concentration on creative writing, new media writing, or professional communication. At the same time, we encourage you to broaden your range as a writer by experimenting in different genres than you are accustomed to and by shaping meaning for multiple audiences and occasions.
Our writing concentration totals 18 credits, including ENG 302, 360, and three credits of L40 in the final stages of portfolio preparation, and the remaining credits chosen from ENG 109, 204, 206, 239, 255, 303, 309, 322, 367, 370, or 470, COM 365, and/or other writing intensive courses with the approval of full-time writing faculty. The concentration also requires a successful review of your student portfolio.
The Department of English regularly offers several writing courses. You also have the opportunity to tailor your study of writing through internships, participation in local writing communities, and upper-level tutorials.