The Public and Professional Writing major allows students to undertake rigorous intellectual work that will deepen their engagement with writing as a form of social action and professional exchange that has consequences in the world.

The major includes courses for those who are interested in advocacy and activism or those who expect to write extensively as professionals in law, medicine, the sciences, social work, public policy, marketing, international relations, business, or other fields. An 18-credit undergraduate certificate is offered to students across schools at the University.