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Journalism & Professional Writing

Students from Prof. Marshall's 'Literature of Disability' class visited the Lowell Association for the Blind. Photo by Meghan Moore

In this concentration, students learn how to write for an audience as a journalist, technical communicator, or a writer in other professional contexts. Students begin by taking Introduction to Professional Writing and continue with coursework that focuses on learning different aspects of professional writing. Journal and Professional Writing courses offer opportunities to learn about digital rhetoric, editing, publishing, grant writing, language and literacy, new media, reflective writing and visual rhetoric, just to name a few. All students in this track complete a portfolio that showcases their work in professional settings. That work often comes as part of an internship. Ultimately, the Journalism and Professional Writing concentration prepares students for writing situations and challenges beyond the classroom.

Journalism and Professional Writing Concentration Degree Pathway

For the latest course information please visit the UMass Lowell online Catalog.