Type of Offering
Major Minor
Arts & Sciences

Here, you’ll join a close-knit family of English-language lovers. You’ll enjoy small class sizes and amazing friendships. Our dedicated professors will get to know you. They will support you in your coursework, creative endeavors, internships, and post-graduate or career preparations. They will become personally invested in your success and will open doors for you. 

As a professional writing major, you’ll take liberal arts courses and hone various writing styles, including business, grant and technical. You’ll even learn desktop-publishing software such as Adobe Photoshop and InDesign. You’ll also get the chance to write and edit for University publications including Polaris Literary Magazine, the ONU journal of literature and the arts, and Aurora, ONU's journal of undergraduate research. 

Our small setting equals big opportunity. From attending a professional conference to taking a master class with a professional writer or editor, from our mandatory study abroad and internship experiences to career-exploration courses like Words at Work and Writing for Publication, you’ll discover countless opportunities to expand your horizons and build your résumé.

Upon graduation, you’ll have everything you need for success – advanced writing skills, a portfolio of work, savvy “real-world” skills like teamwork and leadership, and confidence. You’ll be ready to flex your creative muscle wherever your career takes you!