Joan Cutone 
9000 Babcock Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Description of the Program

English Studies - Journalism and Professional Writing

Program Guide

Bachelor of Arts

The writing curriculum is designed to prepare students for careers in public relations, business communications and publications, advertising, writing, journalism and technical writing. To complete the professional writing major successfully, the following course work is required:

  • 30 credits of English Writing Component courses
  • 12 credits of Literature Component courses
  • 15 credits of Professional Companion courses
  • 15 Credits of Professional Focus credits selected in a discipline
  • 37 credits of CORE Curriculum courses
  • 12 credits of General Electives

A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation, the last 30 of which must be earned at La Roche College.

Professional Focus: 15 Credits

Consists of five courses chosen from the student's area of academic interest.

English Writing Component: 30 credits

ENGL2029 Business Communications
ENGL2030 Technical Writing
ENGL3031 Journalism I
ENGL3032 Journalism II
ENGL3033 American English: Its History & Development
ENGL3037 Advanced Exposition
ENGL3042 Writing for Non-Profits
ENGL4051 English Writing Internship
ENGL4055 Senior Seminar

Literature Component: 12 credits

ENGL2010 Introduction to Literary Study
ENGL2XXX Literature Elective
ENGL3XXX Literature Elective
ENGL3XXX Literature Elective

Professional Companion: 15 credits

CMET3002 New Media & Digital Communication Technology
ENGL3051 Publication Design
GCDN1025 Fundamentals of Electronic Publishing
GCDN2016 Digital Photography
MRKT2021 Marketing Management

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