Writing Studies BA in English

Writing Studies

The Writing Studies major presents to you a multitude of routes to venture, from creative pursuits to practical communication challenges to critical examinations that shape public and political culture. This major is not only a highly-viable career choice at a time when effective communicators are needed most, it is a scholarly pursuit that will develop the way you experience and interact with the world. Make the most of your journey at Millersville University and become a Writing Studies major.

Course Requirements

Writing Studies majors have the opportunity to complete courses in a variety of areas. For more details see the BA Requirements Advising sheet. 

Writing Studies offers courses in the following areas:

  • Craft of Writing
  • Editing for Publication
  • Creative Writing
  • Reading and Writing for Civic Change
  • Writing Workshop
  • Special Topics in Writing Studies
  • Visual Rhetoric
  • Writing Studies Seminar
  • Technical Writing
  • Business Writing
  • Fundamentals of Journalism
  • Internship

Internships and Special Opportunities

Our students participate in diverse internship opportunities, involving newspaper writing, editing, publishing, content writing, social media communication and coordination, and copywriting. Some locations where students have worked:

  • Fly magazine, Lancaster

  • Community Action Program (CAP)

  • The Mix at Arbor Place

  • ProspectMX

  • Lancaster Newspaper (LNP)

  • Allegro Chamber Orchestra

  • On-Line Publishers

  • The Ephrata Review/Lititz Record Express

  • Susquehanna Style Magazine

  • Citizen-Standard Newspaper

  • Spruce Alley Press

  • Lancaster Literary Guild

  • Lancaster Barnstormers

  • United Way of Lancaster County