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Professional Writing

Pitt-Johnstown Professional Writing

The professional writing emphasis of the writing major at Pitt-Johnstown has been designed to do the following:

Professional Writing

  • Emphasize professional coursework, including a tiered system of introductory, intermediate, and advanced writing courses in these areas:
    • narrative nonfiction
    • digital writing
    • feature writing
    • public relations
    • technical writing
  • Incorporate a 15-hour related area in fields where graduating students plan to seek employment, such as media, law, and the arts
  • Provide internship opportunities on campus and in the community for students with at least junior standing and a 3.0 grade point average

Professional writing faculty provide real-world knowledge, having worked in fields such as journalism, public relations, health care research, and commerce, and have professional writing experience in all these areas.