Communication Skills Expand Opportunities
Complementing WPI’s exceptional technical and scientific studies, the Professional Writing program (PWR) is an interdisciplinary major that prepares students to work as communication professionals in a wide variety of fields. The major also leads to increased opportunities for career success in all specializations by developing students’ ability to convey complex ideas and to engage others.
Professional Writing offers courses and projects in four areas of concentration:
- Science writing, medical writing, health communication
- Writing in the public interest, writing for nonprofits
- Digital media, visual communication, information design
- Bilingual professional communication, translation
With a faculty advisor, students design their specific plan of study combining Professional Writing courses in writing, visual design, and digital media with those in their technical or scientific concentration. Learn more about the PWR degree requirements.
The Professional Writing major includes a variety of projects, culminating with the Major Qualifying Project, a senior project all WPI undergraduates complete in their major field of study. Learn more about the Major Qualifying Project in Professional Writing.
FUNMI ADEBAYO ’11: WRITING TO ADVANCE DISCOVERY
Working on a report about her prosthetic design project, Adebayo recognized the importance of clear communication to pass knowledge along. Engineering impact increases exponentially when you can translate your work to make it accessible.