Bachelor of Arts (BA)
English & Professional Writing is a single degree program blending both fields of study: English keeps open the possibility of graduate work in English, while Professional Writing gives students the practical skills for professional writing work.
The only dual qualification program of its kind in Canada.
This degree option provides a great range of practical skills in addition to theoretical and critical scholarship. Our courses bring the community into the classroom through various practical activities, such as writing web content, podcasting, editing and publishing materials and working with community organizations.
By joining the English and Professional Writing Program, you become part of a community of writers who learn to recognize and communicate in a variety of genres and styles appropriate to their audience, as they participate in experiential opportunities, collaborative projects, and extra-curricular activities, such as the Professional Writing Students' Association and Existere - Journal of Art and Literature.
Our students find our program invaluable in preparing themselves for the world outside the university, whether they find themselves writing as a profession or in a profession. See what they say about the program here!
Check out our Degree Options & Requirements below!
Trying to decide between Professional Writing (PRWR) and English and Professional Writing? We can help! Thinking about pairing your Honours Major with a PRWR Minor? Check this out!
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OUAC Code: YBF
What you’ll learn
- Professional writing techniques
- Introduction to literary study and literary criticism
- Digital writing
- Editing & publishing
- Book and Bookmaking
- Digital Authoring
- Periodical Publishing and Writing
- Organizational/Business Writing
I was drawn to the English and Professional Writing program because of the ability to focus on book publishing. Coming out of high school, I knew I excelled at English, but I didn't think the English program was going to be for me. The English & Professional Writing program allows students to choose between four fields of interest, and prepares them for real jobs in the writing field.
English & Professional Writing Major