Craft matters.

The professional writing major at Cornerstone University trains you in the discipline and craft of writing. Because organizations need shareable content that communicates their stories in interesting ways, there is a growing demand for well-trained business writers.

Building on the intellectual foundation provided by courses in the humanities, our program teaches you the process of writing for publication in a range of media. These media include trade journals, advertisements, online publications, feature articles, editorials, corporate communications and science publications.

  • 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 2019 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, 50 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.