Academic Programs of Study


Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Writing

  • Instruction in writing for a variety of purposes and audiences
  • Practical experience through an internship
  • English majors prepare for a wide variety of careers

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Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Writing at Marywood

Draft Your Own Success Story with an English Degree in Writing

Marywood University's writing program will teach you to write for a variety of purposes and audiences. Courses provide instruction and practice for English majors in three types of writing: creative, professional, and activist. They will help you develop strong rhetorical skills and expertise in editing for correctness and style.


The curriculum is flexible for english majors and encourages you to mold your degree around your career aspirations. A required internship and options to pursue a second major or a minor allow you to add both breadth and depth to your college experience, while also enhancing your professional marketability.

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What Can I Do With an English Major?

With a writing degree, you can pursue a variety of professions in fields such as:

  • Publishing
  • Business
  • Marketing
  • Law
  • Politics
  • Education


I am where I am today because of everyone at Marywood.

In 2012, I earned a bachelor’s degree in English with a double minor in Broadcast Communications and Journalism. Leaving college, I thought I would become the next David Muir.  But instead of a pen as my instrument of choice, it became a camera.  As much as I like hearing and telling stories during the writing process, I believe visual storytelling enhances the writing of the story. In the end, with both of those elements, you have quite a product.

I work at WUSA9 in Washington, D.C. where I am a photojournalist and producer for Great Day Washington, a local lifestyle show which showcases the good things happening in the D.C., Maryland, and Virginia areas.

And how did Marywood help me achieve success? Small class sizes are a definite with one-on-one assistance and professors engaging with students. The full-time faculty teach the foundations of the craft while the adjunct professors give a perspective of how it is once you leave college and enter the real world.  

The many media platforms available on campus are beneficial for students who want to dive in and gain experience. From a school newspaper that is rising to new heights of success, an award-winning radio station, and televised events run by students, Marywood has the tools to help you succeed. Once I stepped into my field, I was properly trained to be the best storyteller I could be.

I am where I am today because of everyone at Marywood.

Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

  • Official SAT and/or ACT scores
  • Completed application
  • Essay
  • Official transcripts
  • Letter of recommendation

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