Delivery Method: On-Campus, Online
Type: Major/Minor
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Studying writing at UW-Superior is a great way to turn your passion for writing into a career. Our multi-faceted writing program is led by published authors dedicated to helping you hone your craft and prepare your work for publication.

As a student in the Writing program, you’ll enjoy small, workshop-style classes, where you’ll read widely, brainstorm, draft, give and receive feedback, and revise in an encouraging and inventive atmosphere. Equal parts hard work and inspiration allow you to develop your skills and craft for writing in college and beyond.

You’ll learn a wide range of writing techniques from in-depth creative, professional and applied writing courses – all designed to open various career paths. Our students gain hands-on experience in writing and publishing with the Nemadji Review literary magazine and through a range of internship opportunities. Many graduates go on to publish novels, memoirs, narrative nonfiction, cookbooks and more, while others find careers in technical writing, social media, non-profits and other writing-related fields. You can count on our high-quality writing program and personalized academic support to help you succeed.

This four-year bachelor’s degree program is available on campus and online and may be taken as a major or minor.

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Get Creative

Learn from a variety of creative writing components that will take your love of writing to the next level and serve as the foundation for a successful career in writing.

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Get Versatile

Take advantage of unique opportunities to learn professional and applied writing skills for multiple industries. 


Get Career Opportunities

Open the door to many career possibilities. Writing applies to all industries, and the employment of writers and authors is projected to grow steadily.

Program Highlights

  • Small classes where the professors know your name
  • Individualized feedback on your writing in every class
  • Collaborative classes and projects
  • Opportunities to write for local organizations through Academic Service-Learning
  • Primary research through interviews, archival work, and nature exploration
  • Practice in a range of writing genres, including poetry, fiction, travel writing, and more

Variety is an important word in the Writing Program: we want writers to stretch out of their comfort zones. Read and research something new. Write in a way you haven’t before. Use a new-to-you technology. Consider the variety of writing projects in a few of our courses:

  • Dramatic scenes, staged and read by your classmates (in Intro to Creative Writing)
  • An investigative report on language controversies (in English Grammar)
  • Researched creative nonfiction essays on conservation (in Nature Writing)
  • Journaling techniques with residents of a women’s shelter (in Writing Women, Women Writing)
  • E-portfolios showcasing your work (in Senior Capstone)

What You’ll Learn

Through a major or minor in writing at UW-Superior, you will:

  • Develop personalized strategies for generating ideas, drafting, revising and proofreading
  • Engage in all stages of the writing process from invention to publication
  • Understand and use grammar and mechanics correctly
  • Gain the ability to write for various purposes and audiences in a variety of genres

Learning and growing as a student at UW-Superior wouldn’t have been possible without the amazing Writing, Language, and Literature Department. This program gave me once-in-a-lifetime opportunities while making life-long connections with friends and professors alike. This department provided an experience that I’ll never forget.

Alexie Pryd,

The WLL Department is full of wisdom about the nuances and power of language in today’s information age. My experiences with professors and coursework have only been positive, and I feel supported and prepared for my future enterprises as a writer.

Isabelle Hoida,

Program Outcomes/Career Opportunities

Employers continue to rank writing as a top skill they seek. As writing also applies to all industries, graduates of the UW-Superior writing program gain an upper hand in the future job market. You can open the doors to many career possibilities, including:

  • Creative writer
  • Technical writer
  • Editor
  • Public relations specialist
  • Journalist
  • Social media or web content specialist
  • Grant writer 
  • Freelance writer
  • Magazine writer
  • Copy writer/editor
  • Marketing associate
  • Multimedia and new media writer/editor
  • Magazine writer
  • Book reviewer
  • Publications coordinator
  • Publisher’s representative

Ready to get started?

Applying to UW-Superior is easy and free for undergraduate students. Once your application is submitted, you’ll hear from us within just a few days. We’re here to help you every step of the way with any questions you may have, so why wait? Start your application today.  

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