First-year Composition

Most students will interact with the Composition Program in their first year through the first-year writing requirement. There are several options that fulfill this requirement. 

Public & Professional Writing

Students can pursue our Major or Certificate in Public and Professional Writing, which includes courses for those who are interested in advocacy and activism or those who expect to write extensively as professionals in law, medicine, communication, the sciences, social work, public policy, international relations, business, or other fields.

Writing-Intensive Courses

Intermediate and advanced courses are available to those seeking to develop their writing, work toward careers as teachers, or prepare for graduate school.

Writing Awards

This competitive award recognizes superior graduate writing that investigates questions relating to literacy, pedagogy, or rhetoric. 

Digital Narrative and Interactive Design (DNID)

DNID offers majors in Online Media, Game Design, and Critical Making.