No matter the industry, communication is key. WPI’s BS in Professional Writing prepares students to become professionals who can translate technological knowledge and discoveries into accessible, meaningful information for the public.
You have the option to major in Professional Writing or pursue a double major in the areas of science, engineering, or management. Your classes will include coursework in a wide variety of different writing styles and outlets to learn how to most effectively apply your skills to help solve real-world problems.
The Professional Writing program is designed so that you may pursue a double major, and offers flexibility so that you can tailor a path toward your own individual career aspirations and goals. At WPI, you’ll benefit from coursework in writing and rhetoric, technical and digital communication, scientific and medical writing, and culture studies. Because of said coursework, you’ll have a significant scientific or technical concentration that will set you apart from graduates of most liberal arts institutions.
At WPI, projects are at the heart of our curriculum. Our dedication to project-based learning provides opportunities for hands-on experiences, and will teach you to manage your time and how to work most effectively with a team. Through your project-based work—documentaries, cartography projects, plays, and musical endeavors—you’ll learn how you and your career can have an effect on society’s great challenges.
Whether it’s real-world work experience through a co-op or internship, earning a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in four or five years through the BS/MS program, or integrating your coursework with your extracurricular interests through Major and a Mission, there are many ways you can make the most out of your time at WPI.