The Bachelor of Arts in Writing & Editing has been designed to produce creative, detail-oriented, and critical thinkers who communicate clearly, winsomely, and truthfully through the written work. The program consists of 36 credit hours—a 27-hour core and 9 elective credits that involve writing in various disciplines such as ministry, marketing, and journalism. Student coursework will culminate in an internship or a portfolio toward the end of the program.

Writing & Editing Program Objectives

Upon completion of the Writing & Editing program, students should be able to:

  1. Compose professional-quality documents for different audiences, purposes, and occasions.
  2. Edit a variety of document types using professional editing standards.
  3. Demonstrate expert command of the written language.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to write and analyze complex, well-reasoned arguments.
  5. Find, evaluate, and incorporate relevant sources into argumentative writing.
  6. Demonstrate understanding of citation and various citation styles and formats.
  7. Demonstrate understanding of intellectual honesty and ethical standards as they apply to both editing and writing.
  8. Explain the importance of approaching the disciplines of writing and editing from a biblical worldview.