Division of Arts and Letters

Career Opportunities for the Major in Writing and Publishing

Division of Arts and Letters
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Why study writing and publishing at Benedictine?

The bachelor's degree program in writing and publishing is designed to prepare you to enter a career in the publishing industry. You will take courses in theory, writing, print, literature and copy editing while gaining the experience for today's work force. Our approach is rooted in the liberal arts tradition.

What careers are available with a writing and publishing degree?
  • Advertising copywriting
  • Book and manuscript editing
  • Columnist
  • Desktop publishing
  • Editor in print media
  • Freelance writing
  • Journalism
  • Magazine editing, layout and design
  • Newsletter production
  • Public relations editing
  • Publications editing
  • Publishing
  • Script writing


What does a degree in writing and publishing at Benedictine offer?

Upon graduating from Benedictine University at Springfield with a Bachelor of Arts in Writing and Publishing, you will have developed the required knowledge and skills necessary to enter the work force. Internship opportunities are available throughout the community as well as exclusively with Quiddity International Literary Journal and Public-radio Program.

You will have experience in the following:
  • Advertising
  • Analyzing literature
  • Copy editing
  • Electronic media writing
  • Feature writing
  • Fiction writing
  • Layout and design
  • Literary theory
  • Newswriting
  • Non-fiction writing
  • Poetry writing
  • Publishing
You will be able to accomplish the following:
  • Critique and analyze works of literature
  • Produce a feature story for a magazine
  • Produce a newsletter or brochure
  • Produce a news story for a newspaper or journal
  • Produce a book manuscript
  • Produce original poetry, short stories and media article
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