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B.A. in Professional WritingAttention to Detail,
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Professional Writing

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.

Degree Type

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Minor


  • On Campus
  • Residential


  • Grand Rapids

Degree Plan


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
  • Zondervan


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
  • Proofreader
  • 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.

Program Features

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.

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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.

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.

Julia Stevens (’22)


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.

Related Programs

The Humanities Division offers a wide range of majors that can be tailored to your interests. Check out other programs related to professional writing.

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