Bachelor of Arts in Writing and Publishing

  • Overview

    Explore print and digital markets, get exposed to the various types of audiences and rhetorical goals, and hone your writing skills toward each. Prepare for your future as a writer or editor with Saint Joseph’s writing and publishing degree.

    Whether for in-house publications, like reports and newsletters, or for the broader audiences of newspapers, magazines, websites and books, a key to success in publishing is an insightful study of genres and markets. As a writing and publishing major, you will be familiarized with the demands, complexities, and highlights of the writers’ world through classroom-based and off-campus investigation.

    At a Glance

    • Career-focused exposure to a wide range of writing genres, audiences, and markets.
    • First-hand experience in identifying markets and submitting material for publication.
    • Internships with prominent publications.
    • Rigorous combination of writing, linguistics, and literature courses will develop practical, hands-on expertise.
    • Actively publishing faculty experts.
  • Curriculum
    The Bachelor of Arts in Writing and Publishing is your chance to get the most relevant and significant experience needed for a career in the ever-changing world of publishing. Courses emphasize the study of linguistics, and deepen students’ understanding of the English language’s ability to entertain, inform, and sway readers.
  • Some of our faculty
    • Edward J. Rielly

      Professor of English

      PhD, University of Notre Dame
      MA, University of Notre Dame
      BA, Loras College

      Learn more about Ed

    • Richard Dennison

      Chair of English Department, Director of Writing Center, Instructor of English

      MA, University of Maine
      MA, University of Southern California
      BA, University of Southern Maine

      Learn more about Richard

    Edward J. Rielly

    Professor of English

    PhD, University of Notre Dame
    MA, University of Notre Dame
    BA, Loras College

    Learn more about Ed

    Richard Dennison

    Chair of English Department, Director of Writing Center, Instructor of English

    MA, University of Maine
    MA, University of Southern California
    BA, University of Southern Maine

    Learn more about Richard

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  • Career Moves
    Students prepare for careers in newspaper and magazine writing, Web editing, public relations, book publishing, institutional advancement, technical writing, advertising, and many more professional areas.