Recognizing the need for excellent written communication skills essential to success in a multitude of careers, Madonna University’s Department of Communication and Writing developed the Writing program. Designed for students who are pursuing or considering careers as writers, this general program provides a theoretical framework, intensive practice and professional guidance. A broad choice of electives allows students to focus on their own areas of interest while offering real-world written communication skills essential to success in any workplace.
The Writing program offers an exploration and overview of writing theory and practice across a variety of fields and genres. It prepares students for careers in which writing expertise is either the central requirement or a highly valued attribute. Flexibility is a key advantage of this program. Whether students are planning careers as fiction or nonfiction writers and editors or as professionals in other fields that demand significant writing skills, the Writing credential opens doors to employment opportunities. A palette of course options gives students the opportunity to work with cutting-edge technology, acquire multimedia experience, and sharpen practical and transactional writing skills.
Providing students with the knowledge, skills, and experience necessary for careers in fields such as technical writing, editing, publishing, corporate communications, sales, health care industries, state and local governments, and technology based businesses, the program also prepares students for graduate studies in fields including technical communication, business and law.
The Writing program offers a bachelor's, minor, and a Post-Bachelor Certificate of Completion to enhance students' workplace writing. The minor plan of study allows students to focus on writing in their chosen field of interest.