LIBERAL ARTS

Writing Studies Minor

Liberal Arts Bachelor’s Degree Programs

BVU’s writing studies minor encourages students to view writing in terms of practice, process, and product in order to strengthen their abilities to respond to a variety of rhetorical situations. The writing studies program also solidifies students’ own writerly identities for graduate programs and for the workplace.

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Why should I earn a writing studies degree?

The Key to Success

Writing opens doors in every field. It is a skill every employer values.

Complement

Adding a writing studies degree to any major makes you a more well-rounded graduate with something big to offer. 

Focus

If your major is broad, adding a writing studies minor will sharpen your area of focus and get you in the classes you want. 

What Can I Do With a Writing Studies Degree

  • Writing (technical, professional, creative, etc.)
  • Editing and publishing
  • Public relations
  • Business
  • Law
  • Journalism

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Why study writing studies at BVU?

Interdisciplinary Focus

BVU’s writing studies minor prepares you for an array of careers and offers a multifaceted approach to writing that complements each major’s subject matter and modes of communication.

Write for Diverse Audiences

Break your writing down in terms of practice, process, and product to strengthen your versatility while you also establish your own style.

Real-World Experience

Put your talents to use when you help write, edit, and produce FACES, BVU’s student-produced literary and fine arts magazine, as well as Hot Dish Magazine, a student-run online literary journal.

Sharpen Your Skills

Receive professional tutor training and tutor others in BVU’s Center for Academic Excellence. This is great experience for future editors, graduate school applicants, teachers, and more.

Transfer to BVU

100 percent of associate degrees from our community college partners transfer to BVU. Most AA degrees require 68 credits, and we make sure that they all transfer to BVU. Talk about saving time and money!

Contact a personal advisor at 712.749.1000 to see how your credits will transfer.

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Writing Studies Courses

  • Minor in Writing Studies (24 Credit Hours)

Financial Aid & Scholarships

We’ll help you figure out your options for financial assistance and possible scholarships.

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Writing Studies Faculty

Our instructors are committed to helping you build the future of Iowa and beyond.

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Transfer Your Credits

Do you have previously earned credits or an associate degree? BVU accepts most—if not all—of your credits so you don’t have to retake courses.

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Earn a Master’s Degree Faster with Our Accelerated Program

 

With the Plus One program, you can earn your master’s in organizational leadership within one year of graduating with your bachelor’s in applied studies. 

 

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