Literature With Writing Emphasis Major

The literature with writing emphasis major at Saint Mary’s is designed to help students develop skills that are essential to a liberal arts education and to the global marketplace: reading perceptively, writing clearly and creatively, and thinking analytically.

This program shares many of the features of the literature major while giving students the further opportunity to explore a variety of writing forms. Students in this program balance the study of literature with the study and practice of creative writing and professional communication. This major provides a solid foundation for careers in publishing, professional writing, journalism, business, and public relations.

Career Options

Copy editors; copywriters; editors; elementary, middle, and high school teachers; news analysts, reporters, and correspondents; technical writers; writers

High School Preparation

Creative Writing; English Language; English Literature; Journalism

Enhance Your Experience

Students who major in literature with writing emphasis oftentimes pursue additional studies in education, theology, business, or communication.

Course of Study & Course Descriptions