Professional Writing

Bradley’s professional writing program prepares you for a career in the publishing industry, businesses, technical settings, nonprofits and other writing-focused professions.

91% career outcomes rate for 2020-21 graduates - 93% knowledge rate
12 to 1 student faculty ratio
Top Illinois Regional University - U.S.News
100% of classes taught by faculty

The Bradley Advantage

Bradley’s professional writing program adds depth to the English program’s foundational courses. As a professional writing major, you learn and practice business and technical communication. You can also study and practice argumentative writing and grant writing, with options to choose other courses that focus on different purposes and professions. You explore careers through a senior research project that blends your academic background and professional hopes. Beyond the classroom, you can participate in writing competitions throughout the year, join the English honor society or contribute to Bradley’s student-produced literary magazine and newspaper.

Successful Outcomes

Bradley’s professional writing program successfully prepares you to enter the workforce or graduate school. In recent years, most students found jobs or continued their education within six months of graduation. They’re working at places such as United Way, AmeriCorps and ConAgra Foods. Others are attending graduate schools at institutions such as the University of Illinois, Ohio State University and the University of Iowa.

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Bradley and Peoria share much in common — a diverse population, world-class research facilities, outstanding fine arts and entertainment, and a great sense of community. This bond provides our students with unique opportunities for internships, class projects and research.

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