Craft matters.

A professional writing major trains you in the discipline and craft of writing. Building on the intellectual foundation provided by courses in the humanities, it teaches you the process of writing for publication. It shows you how to connect with diverse audiences through long-form narratives. And it equips you to cultivate practices that enrich your lifelong work as a writer.

Because organizations need shareable content that communicates their stories in interesting ways, there is a growing demand for well-trained writers. Professional writers, as intellectually curious individuals, contribute to a broad range of publications and media outlets. These include trade journals, advertisements, online publications, feature articles, editorials, corporate communications and science publications.

Why Cornerstone University?

  • Overview

    • School: Traditional Undergrad Academics
    • Division: Humanities
    • Degree Type: Bachelor of Arts, Minor
    • Format: Residential
    • Location: Grand Rapids
  • Career Opportunities

    A bachelor's degree in professional writing prepares you for a range of career options and graduate programs.

    • Acquisitions editor
    • Copy editor
    • Editorial assistant
    • Proofreader
    • Professional writer
    • Promotion specialist
    • Publicity manager
    • Technical writer

    Program Classes

    From personable faculty to one-on-one advising appointments, we have resources to support you in reaching your goals and being successful in your classes.

    See our sample degree plan for the list of classes you'll take as a professional writing major.

  • Global Internships

    All traditional undergraduate students complete an academic internship or practicum. This experience helps you explore your calling and gain practical career skills.

    With guidance from the Center for Career & Life Calling, our students land internships at trusted businesses and nonprofits around the world.

    • Baker Books
    • Credo House Publishers
    • Kregel Publications
    • Our Daily Bread
    • Zondervan

    Humanities Student Outcomes


    of traditional undergraduate humanities students from the class of 2018 were working or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation.

    Importantly, our recent graduates also shared that they love their work. Of respondents, 86 percent reported a genuine interest in what they are doing.

  • Job Outcomes

    Cornerstone alumni are tireless in their passion to influence our world for Christ as servant leaders. You can find CU graduates building lives that matter at workplaces based in West Michigan and beyond.

    • Credo Communications
    • Pentera Group, Inc.

College Is About More Than a Degree

At Cornerstone, knowledge is about more than memorizing facts. Here, you will develop a deeper understanding of people, life and God. You will conquer challenges, grow in wisdom and make more memories than you can count.

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