The Department of English at Middle Georgia State University is home to the Bachelor of Arts degree in English, the Master of Arts in Technical and Professional Writing, the Graduate Certificate in Technical Writing in the Digital Age, the Minor in Professional Writing, and the Minor in Creative Writing.

The department is committed to preparing graduates to be reflective professionals with an exceptionally strong content knowledge in the discipline, a commitment to their chosen profession, a willingness to engage in professional development long after they graduate, and a desire to use their expertise to provide service within diverse communities.

The Bachelor of Arts degree in English develops critical thinking, writing, research, and communication skills in students as they explore and investigate the great works of Western literature, as well as world literature and global culture.

Both graduate programs, the Master’s in Technical and Professional Writing (30 credit hours) and the Graduate Certificate in Technical Writing and Digital Communication (15 credit hours), complement and extend undergraduate training by developing skills in writing, editing, communication, and web development. Both programs enhance existing credentials across a wide range of professions, such as technical communication, social media management, web content editing, market research analysis, digital copywriting, corporate blogging, instructional design, military personnel management, and public relations.

The minor in Professional Writing adds a marketable credential highlighting valuable workplace-ready skill-sets for students in any undergraduate discipline.

The Creative Writing minor, also available to undergraduates of all majors, offers students close interaction with highly accomplished faculty to developing their abilities in writing poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and/or screenplays.

In the twenty-first century global job market, where requirements for technical skills change rapidly, employers are finding that liberal arts graduates are highly suited for long-term success in today's economy. Employers today increasingly look for skills that graduates of English programs possess: the ability to clearly communicate, to solve complex problems, and to think critically.

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