Program Overview

The Bachelor of Arts in professional and technical writing (PTW) develops written and rhetorical literacy through coursework that provides practical writing, editing, and document design skills for the 21st century. The 120-hour, online degree program has two concentrations: nonfiction and technical writing. PTW graduates work as technical writers, grant writers, freelance writers, teachers, nonfiction writers, ghost writers, web developers, and editors.

University Standard Core Courses (18-21 hours)

First Year Experience (Choose 3 hours)

College of Business students may take BSAD 1100 for equivalent.

PEAW 1300 First Year Colloquium (3 credit hours)

Communication – Written (Choose 3 - 6 hours)

(Select 1 set)
RHET 1311 AND RHET 1312
OR
RHET 1320 Honors Composition

RHET 1311 Composition I (3 credit hours)
RHET 1312 Composition II (3 credit hours)
RHET 1320 Honors Composition (3 credit hours)

College Core Courses (14 hours)

Required Courses (21 hours)

Program Concentration Courses (15 hours)

Program Details

Admission Requirements

After admission to UALR, any student may be admitted to the program. Undergraduate admission requirements for the university can be found in our “Become a Student” section.

Graduation Requirements

Students are required to complete 120 minimum total hours, including 36 hours of major requirements, 45 hours of upper-level courses (3000-4000 level), and 30 hours in residence. This program requires second-language proficiency, but it does not require a minor program of study. See the Undergraduate Catalog or contact the program advisor for more information.

Program Advisor

Dr. Heidi Harris | 501.569.8327 | haharris@ualr.edu
Department of Rhetoric and Writing Graduate Program Coordinator

Accreditation

UALR is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, affiliated with the Electronic Campus of the Southern Regional Education Board, and designated as “doctoral/research intensive” by the Carnegie Foundation.

Disabilities

UALR makes every effort to meet special accommodation and access needs. For information on specific accommodations for individuals with disabilities, you may contact the department sponsoring the class you wish to attend, call eLearning at 501.569.3003, or the Office of Disability Support Services at 501.569.3143. The Disability Support Services website,ualr.edu/disability, provides information about the accommodation process and online forms to apply for services.

  • Cost per credit hour: $280