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Bachelor of Arts in English, Technical & Professional Writing

Program Details

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.


  • 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.

Accreditation & Licensing

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