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Bachelor's in Liberal Arts (Professional and Technical Writing)

Develop a career as a professional writer, editor, or researcher, or prepare for other career paths in commerce, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, or medical, science, or technology companies that require advanced skills in writing and editing.

The online Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts (Professional and Technical Writing concentration) program will enable you to maximize your transfer credits from other schools while you take writing-intensive online courses and develop your professional writing portfolio.

Earn Your Bachelor's in Liberal Arts Degree Online

This efficient, online degree path is designed to meet the needs of working adults and will allow you to:

  • Transfer more of your prior college credits earned at other schools.
  • Receive credit for completed military training and workforce education.
  • Take flexible, online writing courses at your own pace.
  • Learn from knowledgeable faculty with experience in the publishing industry.
  • Gain valuable communication skills that you can apply in every career path.
  • Enjoy affordable tuition and fees and use your military benefits.

Advance Your Career in Professional or Technical Writing

Earning a bachelor's degree with a concentration in professional and technical writing will give you the knowledge you need to compete for jobs or promotions in positions with titles such as copy editor, communications director, documentation manager, grant writer, medical writer, and technical writer. By working in teams on some of your course projects, you'll also develop collaborative writing skills that are especially useful in these roles.

The academic quality of our online courses in writing are comparable to writing classes offered at residential colleges. This concentration in professional and technical writing will provide you with knowledge of subjects like:

  • Business communication
  • Digital literacy
  • Grant writing
  • Health science writing
  • Multimedia design
  • Print and electronic publishing
  • Publication production and management
  • Rhetorical theory
  • Usability testing

BS Liberal Arts Professional and Technical Writing

BS in Liberal Arts (Professional and Technical Writing) Credit Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts option: Minimum of 120 semester hours. Within that total, at least 60 semester hours must be earned in the arts and sciences with at least 21 of those 60 semester hours earned at the upper or advanced level. The remaining 60 semester hours, of which at least 9 must be earned at the upper or advanced level, may be earned in applied professional courses, additional arts and science courses, or a combination of both.

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Catalog: Liberal Arts

Liberal Arts Catalog

Review degree requirements, learning outcomes, core courses, and more in the School of Liberal Arts Catalog.

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Institutional Accreditation

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Excelsior College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (267-284-5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

All of Excelsior College's academic programs are registered (i.e., approved) by the New York State Education Department.

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