Develop and hone your professional and technical writing skills in this innovative and interdisciplinary Professional Writing program. Whatever your interest—scientific and technical writing, digital media, or writing in organizations—our highly customizable program can match your passions with your career goals. Additionally, we offer flexible entry points, so that whether you already have some college credits, are just entering college, or are a working professional, Oregon Tech’s bachelor’s degree in Professional Writing has a place for you.
What is a Professional Writer?
Above all, professional writers write; they’re grant writers, information architects, web designers, technical editors, social media managers, and much, much more. Professional writers are the “air-traffic controllers” of writing within organizations; they manage projects, conduct research, and design innovative communication solutions. They use their advanced written communication skills to synthesize information and span boundaries between technical experts, decision-makers, and the public.
Organizations and industries everywhere rely on professional writers to communicate their messages and effectively reach their stakeholders—and Oregon Tech’s Professional Writing externship will give you the hands-on experience you need to prepare you to write in these exciting professional contexts. Our 12-credit flexible externship, offered in your senior year, will give you real-world experience as you create a portfolio of professional work that will make you an attractive and sought-after job candidate. Working with your faculty advisor, you will develop an externship in an industry of your choosing to help you meet your career goals. During your externship, you can also pursue advanced coursework to further hone your skills and prepare you to excel from the day you graduate.
Community College Alignment
Do you have community college credits in writing, digital media, English, or communication from any of our local community colleges, such as Klamath Community College, Rogue Community College, Linn-Benton Community College, or Portland Community College? Oregon Tech’s Professional Writing bachelor’s program is designed to absorb as many transfer credits as possible, and our academic advisors will work with you to make the most of your prior experience.