Explore New Possibilities with a Bachelor’s Degree in Writing
Are you someone who enjoys writing and is hoping to turn this interest into a career? Writing is a valuable skill set that is utilized in nearly every field. By earning Liberty University’s Bachelor of Science in Writing, you are enhancing your natural talents and expanding your career opportunities.
Because writing is such a broad and sought-after field, there are a variety of jobs that you might be eligible for upon graduation. Interested in authoring your own books, writing news articles, managing social media accounts, or blogging? Maybe you prefer technical fields like writing instruction manuals or grants. No matter what you prefer to write, you can find a career in writing that is made for you!
Why Choose Liberty’s B.S. in Writing?
Choosing where to pursue your degree is a big decision – this is where you’ll be spending up to 4 years learning, growing, and living. At Liberty, our goal is to propel you into your future career while helping you maintain Christian values, cultivate new relationships, and develop personal and professional skills. Our mission is Training Champions for Christ, and because of that, we strive for excellence in all that we do.
Here are some of the things you can expect if you choose Liberty:
Our professors have years of experience in their respective fields. Your teachers will be individuals who have authored books and worked for major companies. They are excited about sharing their experiences with you, and they are ready to pray for and mentor you every step of the way.
Commitment to Christianity
You’ll see our mission of Training Champions for Christ honored throughout your time at Liberty. You will have regular opportunities to meet with other students in prayer and worship. Take part in prayer groups, Campus Community, and Convocation, and continue to cultivate your relationship with God.
We want to make sure you have every opportunity available to you. We offer a variety of internships and practical experience opportunities where you can make professional contacts or even travel the world! For instance, you could get hands-on experience as a journalist by joining the Liberty Journal, our school newspaper.
What Will You Learn in Our Bachelor’s Degree in Writing?
Our bachelor’s degree is meant to give you a solid foundation in writing. You’ll learn about grammar, syntax, and the structural components of written pieces. You’ll also learn about different writing styles so you can be prepared for any career or opportunity in your future.
In addition to all your foundational writing courses, you will complete a writing capstone. This course will allow you to create a professional portfolio. You’ll create your résumé, practice interviewing, and more – giving you all the preparation you need to enter the professional world of writing.
After completing this program, you will be able to:
- Analyze whether a text follows the conventions of its given genre or style.
- Evaluate various texts in the context of a Christian worldview.
- Produce a piece that follows the research methods and writing conventions of a given genre or style.
- Write grammatically, clearly, and logically.
Review the Degree Completion Plan, and check out our featured courses below to learn more about what you’ll be studying!
ENGL 333 – Modern Grammar
Here’s what you’ll learn:
- The nature, structure, and modifications of the English language
- Traditional, structural, and generative-transformational grammars
WRIT 201 – Introduction to Creative Writing
In this course, you will learn the literary components, complexity, and craft of creative writing.
WRIT 305 – Introduction to Inspirational Writing
In this course, you will learn about the history and practice of inspirational writing.
WRIT 402 – Methods and Materials of Writing
In this course, you will learn about the research and bibliographic methods necessary for successful creative writing.
Highlights of Our B.S. in Writing Degree
- In our B.S. in Writing program, you will learn from experienced professors who are industry leaders with publications in the field.
- Your professors care about you as an individual and are dedicated to giving you the support and mentorship you need.
- Due to the demand for writing in every field, you could have a variety of career options available to you upon graduation.
- Our chapter of Sigma Tau Delta provides a variety of professional development opportunities.
- You can be published in our literary journal Lamp.
Bachelor’s in Writing Degree Information
Career Opportunities for B.S. in Writing Graduates
- Grant writer
- Instruction manual author
- Professional blogger
- Public relations representative
- Social media coordinator
- Speech writer
- Sports writer
- Team/corporate trainer
- Technical writer
Admission Requirements for Undergraduate Degrees
Every application is reviewed by the admission committee on a case-by-case basis, meaning there are no set minimums for acceptance. However, all applicants must submit the following documents* for admission:
- Admission application
- Admission essay
- Official college transcripts (if applicable)
- Official high school transcripts
- SAT, ACT, or CLT scores (Liberty University is offering test-optional admission for Spring, Summer, and Fall 2021 applicants)
*Note that additional documentation may be requested by the admission committee after your application has been received.