Huntington University to launch writing degree in fall

HUNTINGTON, Ind. - Huntington University is launching a new bachelor's degree program in writing this fall.

The Bachelor of Arts degree in English with an emphasis in writing will enhance the English department by further expanding the offerings for this in-demand field.

The new degree program will offer new stand-alone classes in poetry and fiction along with a writing capstone. These courses will add to the existing writing curriculum, which includes creative nonfiction as well as history and structure of the English language. Uniquely, students will also have the opportunity to learn journalism through courses offered in the communication department, including introduction to news writing and advanced reporting and news writing.

This major addresses a growing interest in creative writing for English students while also pushing them to develop skills in written journalism, said Dr. Todd Martin, professor of English. “The value of the program is that students will be exposed to a variety of types of writing that will enhance any career they decide to pursue.

Classes are now enrolling. For more information, contact the Admissions Office at 800-642-6493.