The unique Professional Writing major trains students to be just that: professional writers. Professional Writing students learn the ins and outs of the publishing industry while broadening their writing skills across a variety of forms and genres. While we learn all about book publishing, the major is about far more. Our goal is to help students be able to write, edit, use technical tools, design, and strategically work with social media, newspapers, and magazines.
You'll be prepared to go into a variety of careers where you'll use your love for words to write articles, blogs, essays, work with social media, understand technical writing, or edit for all types of writing.
Students interested in course descriptions and academic policies can check out our Undergraduate Catalog here.
The Foundational Core is the key to Taylor’s total education. These classes will give you a big-picture view of how your calling connects with God's purpose for your life, engaging with ideas that will demonstrate how God has given you certain talents and skills to bring healing to the world. Each student who completes the Foundational Core emerges as a well-versed individual, equipped with critical thinking skills, a lifelong love of learning, and an appreciation for God's creation.
Writing courses focus on analyzing publishers and publications, gaining basic Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite design skills, and learning the publishing process from acquisitions and writing to editing and publicity. You will learn to examine the technical aspects of writing as well as various forms and phases of the editing process.
You will be encouraged to explore a variety of communication and writing styles to identify which kind fits you best—and how all of that works with your Christian faith. Over your four years at Taylor, you will fill a freelance writing portfolio with your own published writing that will impress future employers.
I’ve observed Taylor University’s unparalleled writing major over the years ... TU’s Professional Writing program teaches you not only to be a great writer but also how to send your writing into the world. You’ll learn the publishing industry from the inside out.” Jerry B. Jenkins, author of 195 books including the bestselling Left Behind series