English, BA | (Technical and Professional Writing)
Bachelor of Arts
The IU Online Bachelor of Arts in English emphasizes technical and professional writing. Take courses in science writing, argumentative writing, professional writing, literary interpretation, grammar and usage, advanced technical writing, and literature. Learn to think critically, listen to and question data, organize thoughts, argue positions effectively, analyze the written word, think creatively, and communicate thoughts and ideas effectively. Prepare to maintain high standards of accuracy, clarity, and finesse of language in any workplace.
Your IU Online BA in English, Technical and Professional Writing prepares you for such careers as:
- Technical writer
- Documentation specialist
- Editorial assistant
- Media content specialist
- Engineering writer
- Expert medical writer
- Information developer
To graduate with the BA in English, Technical and Professional Writing, you must complete a total of 120 credit hours. You may be able to transfer an associate degree or up to 64 credit hours from a regionally accredited two-year college and up to 90 credit hours from a regionally accredited four-year college or university.
Requirements are broken down as follows:
- English core courses (48 credit hours)
- Literature elective courses (9 credit hours)
- Language course (3 credit hours)
- General education and electives, as needed to reach 120 credit hours
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