Carnegie Mellon University

Core Courses and Requirements

In addition to satisfying all of the H&SS degree requirements for B.A. candidates, Professional Writing majors must fulfill 12 requirements including the following 4 Foundations Courses, as well as a Rhetoric/Language Studies Requirement, 4 Advanced Writing/Rhetoric courses, and 3 English electives (see the section on Customizing the Degree):

Professional Writing Core (9 courses total)

Foundations Courses (4 courses)

76-26x Survey of Forms (Nonfiction, Fiction, Poetry, or Screenwriting)
76-271 Introduction to Professional and Technical Writing
76-390 Style
76-373 Topics in Rhetoric: Argument