The Department of Rhetoric and Writing, winner of the UALR Department of Excellence Award, features a comprehensive undergraduate major and minor, a master’s degree program in professional and technical writing and a graduate certificate in online writing instruction. Because of the flexibility of these programs, students can adapt their study of persuasive, technical, and nonfiction writing to their particular needs and interests.

We have an energetic and supportive faculty who are nationally and internationally recognized.  Locally, four members of the department have won UALR’s Faculty Excellence Award.  Our faculty bring their expertise to a wide range of courses, including

  • Auto/Biography Writing
  • Creative Nonfiction
  • Document Design
  • Editing for Publication
  • Grant Writing
  • Legal Writing and Analysis
  • Usability Research and User-Experience Design
  • Writing for Business and Government
  • Writing for Children and Families
  • Writing on the Web

Annual Report

We value your interest in our department and encourage you to contact us to discuss your future as a writer.