Bachelor of Arts in English, Writing

Students in the English writing major study a variety of rhetorical forms ranging from technical to creative writing. The Department of English offers classes in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, rhetoric and technical and persuasive writing. Along with the ability to write well in a variety of genres, writing majors develop critical thinking, collaboration and revision skills, understanding of audience and context, and confidence in presenting work to an audience.


The Department of English at the University of Nevada, Reno also offers an English minor which can help students stand out in today's competitive job market. Students will gain the skills employers need in critical reading, research, editing, oral presentation, writing and language use.

Why study writing at the University of Nevada, Reno?

Students in the writing program may also gain experience and instruction in professional editing and publishing, document design and tutoring writers. The Department of English makes it a priority to help students develop hands-on experience in the field to prepare them for future careers after graduation.

Internships/career opportunities

The writing major prepares students for jobs in which writing skills are necessary, including editing and publishing for news organizations. It provides the necessary skills and preparation for scientific and technical writing for companies like Tesla or medical service fields. It also prepares students for corporate writing, such as writing grant proposals for a non-profit agency. In addition, the major ensures students are equipped for graduate work in creative writing, rhetoric and composition, writing studies, communications and law.

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