Offered 100% online, the interdisciplinary studies major grants adult learners the flexibility, industry focus and knowledge needed to be competitive in today's dynamic job market. This major provides students with a Bachelor of Liberal Studies (BLS) degree in one of three concentrations: humanities or social sciences.
From the classroom to the boardroom, English majors at Saint Joseph’s University are not only detailed with each word choice but are able to express critical information to many different audiences in engaging ways.
What is a BLS in English & Professional Writing?
With a Bachelor of Liberal Studies in English & Professional Writing, you will learn how to analyze complex information and provide well-written ideas in a logical manner. A degree in English will provide the reading, writing, research and critical thinking skills necessary to succeed in a wide range of careers, from creative writing, the arts and teaching to marketing, sales and business strategy.
The department of English at Saint Joseph’s University seeks to expand your imaginative intelligence. We believe this approach enriches your intellectual life while helping you develop your professional career.
What Can You Do With an English & Professional Writing BLS?
The program stresses the study of theories and rhetoric as they are applied in professional fields including business communications, publishing, advertising, government, non-profit and journalism. English and professional writing graduates have gone on to pursue careers as:
- News editors
- Technical writers
- Content managers
- Grant writers
- Public relations specialists
- Copy editors
- Freelance writers
- Human resources specialists
- Communications specialists
How will Saint Joseph’s University Prepare You for a Career in Professional Writing?
The skills you will gain in this program, including managing deadlines, exhibiting strong communication and refining your spelling, grammar and syntax skills, are highly valued and much needed in every industry. A degree in English is also a strong first step in pursuing law school or a graduate degree. With a Saint Joseph’s University education, you get the one-on-one attention and hands-on experience necessary to succeed in nearly any professional environment.
Continue Your Education in English & Professional Writing
Saint Joseph's offers a variety of graduate options to help undergraduates hone their skills in writing, storytelling and persuasion, including a Master of Arts in Writing Studies and Creative and Professional Writing Certificate.