Julia Stevens (’22)
Studying in the Humanities Division gives you a unique experience that will not only prepare you for your career field but offers you the opportunity to develop as a writer, thinker and arbiter of ideas. You will learn from CU professors as well as from Aristotle, Austen and Augustine on how to think deeply and critically about topics that matter both now and in the coming kingdom.
B.A. in Professional WritingAttention to Detail,
Dedication to Excellence
The craft of writing is no small feat. It takes creativity to drive ideas, tenacity to act on them and innovative thinking to see them through. A professional writing degree from Cornerstone University will equip you with practical skills that will help you create quality content across a range of mediums, from news stories to press releases to journal articles.
- Bachelor of Arts
- On Campus
- Grand Rapids
As a Cornerstone student studying professional writing, you will have access to hundreds of internships across West Michigan. Before you graduate, you’ll earn valuable experience that will get you to the next step of your career journey.
- Baker Books
- Credo House Publishers
- Kregel Publications
- Our Daily Bread
Professional writers are coveted by employers for their clarity and attention to detail. Our graduates serve with purpose across the world by crafting words and creating ideas.
- Acquisitions editor
- Copy editor
- Editorial assistant
- Professional writer
- Promotion specialist
- Publicity manager
- Technical writer
Of Humanities Division students from the class of 2019 were employed or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation.
Student-to-faculty ratio with an average class size of 22.
Of students participate in internship or practicum experiences.
The professional writing program at Cornerstone is designed to inspire your intellect, deepen your character and prepare you to lead in your career with influence and wisdom.
Off-Campus Study Opportunities
As a Humanities Division student, you will have the opportunity to study abroad in places such as Ireland, Ecuador, France, Italy, Kosovo, Oxford, South Africa and Spain.
Humanities Division Annual Seminar
The Humanities Division provides students from all academic divisions with an annual seminar to discuss topics such as an era of poetry or influential thinkers. This seminar experience also includes an opportunity to study abroad in Oxford, England.
Breathe Christian Writers Conference
You can also participate in the Breathe Christian Writers Conference where you will network with and learn from, editors and writing professionals.
Program Learning Outcomes
Program learning outcomes are the foundation of a CU degree. Explore how our professional writing program prepares you with the essential knowledge and 21st century skills to reach your God-given potential and become a lifelong learner.
CU professors are devoted to the success of our students. Select a faculty member to learn more about their campus involvement, research interests and teaching responsibilities.
The Humanities Division offers a wide range of majors that can be tailored to your interests. Check out other programs related to professional writing.
B.A. in Creative Writing
Be trained to stretch your horizons by writing publishable content in fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction and more.
B.A. in Literature
Explore the history of what it means to be human through the lens of writers from around the globe and across centuries.
B.A. in Linguistics
Gain a critical understanding of communication, the origin of languages and the sounds, letters and words that create meaning.
B.A. in Publishing
This program is designed to coach you on how to hone your editing, analyzing and distributing skills so you can assess situations quickly and write with clarity and intent.