Writing and Rhetoric

The writing and rhetoric major is designed to address the evolving nature of persuasion and written communication in the 21st century, with an emphasis on new media technologies and civic engagement.

Tracks in professional writing, writing for new media and writing as a discipline are available, and course options include creative non-fiction, business writing, writing for human resource development and digital storytelling.


This tool should only be used as a guide — remember to meet with your academic adviser, Career Services and/or faculty to determine appropriate career options.

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    • Career & Salary Information
    • Possible Career Options
    • Median Salary*
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    * Median salary for the state of Michigan

    ** These professional organizations provide an excellent starting point for your research. There are many more resources available online.

    Possible Career Options

    • Creative Writer
    • New Media Composer
    • Reporter
    • Writing Educator