The University of Mount Union’s Bachelor of Arts in writing program combines both creative genres (poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction) and professional writing in order to develop well-rounded scholars. Students also read and analyze the work of other writers to understand their thought processes and strategies.
To complement the required coursework, writing majors also travel to hear writers read their work and attend conferences where writers discuss the act of writing. Mount Union students also have the chance to participate in public opportunities to read and receive feedback on their own work.
Writing Quick Facts
The writing program requires 40 credit hours of coursework specific to the major, with an additional 32 hours to satisfy the Integrative Core requirements. Writing majors have several opportunities to join organizations related to their field:
- Mount Union’s Digital Writing and Oral Communication (DWOC) Studio offers writing majors the opportunity to tutor others’ writing
- The Dynamo - Mount Union’s student-led newspaper for which writing majors typically submit stories and articles
- Calliope - Mount Union’s literary and art magazine that accepts submissions for publication including poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, and artwork
- English Society - student-led organization dedicated to sharing literature with the community through service activities and campus events
- Sigma Tau Delta international English honor society