Pursue your passions as a writer in this creative, career-oriented, and highly customizable program, designed to help you make your mark in the high-demand field of professional writing.

What You'll Learn

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.

Externship Dimension

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.

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Careers in Professional Writing

Highly skilled professional writers are a valuable addition in all organizations, and Oregon Tech created the B.S. in Professional Writing to meet this demand. This career-oriented degree program prepares you for many professional opportunities upon graduation and gives you the skills you need to grow in your career. Whether you aspire to be a specialist or a manager, a leader or an independent contractor, our program will help you achieve your goals. With the skills you gain in writing, design, and digital media, you’ll be able to articulate and translate complex ideas for a variety of audiences in a variety of highly technical fields.

Career Options Include

Business Analyst
Communications Director
Content Strategiest
Editing Specialist
Game Writer
Grant Writer
Marketing Director
Social Media Manager
Technical Editor & Writer
User Experience Designer

Pursuing a B.S. in Professional Writing at Oregon Tech situates you to take advantage of highly focused and specialized courses available in a variety of applied and technical degree programs, including engineering, management, health sciences, and communication studies. As a Professional Writing major, you’ll select a technical focus area, which will prepare to work in a broad array of organizations, including:

  • Engineering firms
  • Environmental Organizations
  • Financial firms
  • Gaming companies
  • Government or public service organizations
  • High tech firms
  • Hospitals and healthcare settings
  • K-12 and higher education
  • Manufacturing companies
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Renewable or traditional energy companies