Professional Writing Major

Our Professional Writing major is designed for aspiring writers who want to put writing skills to work. There is a strong emphasis on the "Professional" in Professional Writing, as our major focuses on developing the ability to produce the kinds of writing that are valued in fields ranging from technical and business writing, to creative writing and journalism. Check out our video to see if Professional Writing is right for you!



Careers in Professional Writing

Our major in Professional Writing offers a wide range of career directions to students.

Careers include:

  • Advertising
  • Business Writing
  • Communications Specialist
  • Editing
  • Freelance Writing
  • Government Writing
  • Grant Writing
  • Law
  • Management Positions
  • Music Industry
  • Political Speech Writing
  • Print and Television Journalism
  • Public Relations
  • Social Services Writing
  • Sports Writing
  • Technical Writing
  • Web Design
  • Writing Professor


Professionalism is...


"Professionalism means holding yourself to a higher standard while at the same time helping others around you to do the same."

Lindsey Murtha,

Learn more about all things professional at York College.