Program in Professional Writing


The needs of business writing students are as diverse as the challenges faced by contemporary professionals. The Program in Professional Writing (PPW) offers courses to help students communicate flexibly and effectively, preparing them to: meet the daily difficulties of understanding and being understood through electronic communication, navigate employment-based documents, and create outward facing materials targeted to a range of audiences. Our students learn to inform, persuade, and motivate effectively through writing and document design.

In our business and technical writing courses, students learn to approach writing as a problem-solving process designed to meet various audience and professional needs.  The program offers a small range of courses tailored to the diverse fields of study students choose to enter. Courses focus on a range of topics from general professional communication and technical writing to global business communication and writing for social media. Our courses are taught by faculty and graduate employees with diverse backgrounds in various disciplines, including writing studies, academic writing, writing across the curriculum, professional writing, and creative writing.

Use the menu on the right-hand side of this page to find more information about the program, including contact information, program staff, resources for both students and instructors, and more. 

Course Offerings

A list of the courses being offered this semester can be found on the BTW page of Course Explorer.