Program Overview

Indiana University offers the online Bachelor of Arts in English, Technical and Professional Writing, a degree that will give you the skills and flexibility to succeed in today’s workplace. Students will learn how to think critically, listen to and question data, organize thoughts, argue positions effectively, analyze the written word, be a creative thinker, and communicate thoughts and ideas effectively. An English degree is an excellent tool for career preparation. A job candidate who is well read and who has superior comprehension and writing skills is highly valued by employers. English majors help maintain high standards of accuracy, clarity, and finesse of the language in any workplace they enter.

This Bachelor of Arts emphasizes technical and professional writing. As a student in the program, you take courses in science writing, argumentative writing, professional writing, literary interpretation, grammar and usage, advanced technical writing, literature, and more. You will learn how to think critically and to communicate thoughts and ideas effectively in various media, preparing you for a career in a wide range of fields from advertising and public relations to social services or writing for publication.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor Completion

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    Requirements

    • This bachelor completion program requires 120 total credits, including transfer and major requirements.
    • At least 60 semester hours of transferable college credit with a GPA of 2.0 or better, or individuals who have completed an associate degree at the community college level.

    School Overview

    IU Online hosts more than one hundred online degrees, ranging from associate and bachelor programs to doctoral degrees. Students can choose to enroll in one or two online courses, complete a degree, or further education by pursuing a graduate certificate or degree. Studies include, but are not limited to topics in: business and law, computing and technology, education, humanities, recreation, library and museum studies, nursing and healthcare, public administration, public health, and social work.

    IU Online manages and lists online degrees and programs for Indiana University's campuses. Founded in 1820, Indiana University Bloomington is the flagship campus of IU’s multi-campus public university system. Other campus locations coordinating through IU Online include:

    • Indiana University East (IU East)
    • Indiana University Kokomo (IU Kokomo)
    • Indiana University Northwest (IU Northwest)
    • Indiana University South Bend (IU South Bend)
    • Indiana University Southeast (IU Southeast)

    Several regional campuses are the result of a partnership with IU and Purdue University, and include:

    • Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis (IUPUI)
    • Indiana University - Purdue University - Fort Wayne
    • Indiana University - Purdue University - Columbus (IUPUC)

    While some online programs and courses are hosted individually by the flagship campus or from a single regional location, others are offered jointly through a consortium of campuses. Students will need to locate the program of their choice, and then coordinate with the appropriate campus to determine admission requirements and cost. Tuition and fees may vary from campus to campus.

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