Feb 28, 2024  
Butler University Bulletin 2023-2024 
Butler University Bulletin 2023-2024

English, Professional Writing Concentration, BA

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Requirements for the Major

The major in English is offered with one of four concentrations, for which the requirements are detailed below.

With Concentration in Professional Writing

Professional Writing courses will prepare you for writing in the world outside of college. PPW courses teach about how to write for a specific audience and how to use verbal and visual styles to write, design, and edit documents. Course contexts include writing in the workplace, writing in nonprofit settings, writing in the arts, writing in the health sciences, writing about law and public policy, editing and publishing, and grant writing. PPW students also learn effective collaborative skills in internships with community clients and learn how to build a professional writing portfolio.

  • Minimum of 48 hours beyond first-year English

First Year/Sophomore Requirements:

Junior/Senior Requirements:


*Students are required to take at least one 200- or 300-level course in literature from before 1700. Students may take up to six credit hours of Creative Writing or Professional Writing courses as literature electives.

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