Professional and Public Writing, B.A.

The Professional and Public Writing major (formerly Writing and Rhetoric) supports practice of writing in a wide range of settings. Our small classes are designed with active participation in multiple writing situations, from working with real-world clients to composing descriptive informational cards for museum exhibits. You will learn to collect information, conduct research, compose, analyze, and revise texts of many kinds. You will learn how to design brochures and web pages and present visual information effectively.


Academic Advisor

College of Arts and Sciences


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Major Entry Requirements

  • Complete 24 units and have a minimum overall GPA of 2.00
  • Complete URI 101