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Communications – Writing Concentration B.A. (on campus)

Bachelor of Arts – On Campus

Connect Through the Written Word

The written word is a powerful avenue for proclaiming the Gospel and making a difference for Christ. You will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to effectively communicate through fiction writing, journalism, creative non-fiction, poetry and playwriting.

Credit Hours

Career Potential 

You will be ready to step into a variety of writing careers, such as:

  • Journalist, Novelist or Playwright
  • Magazine or Newspaper Editor or Journalist
  • Freelance Writer
  • Technical Writer
  • Web Content Developer
  • Sports Writer

 

What Will You Learn?

In all of the programs at CSU, you’ll be interacting with small class sizes and professors who really care and desire to mentor you. You’ll not only receive quality academics to prepare you for your career, but discipleship to prepare you for life.

Communicate effectively in a variety of venues

Get hands-on experience in journalism, creative writing and business communication. You will be equipped to write well in whatever career you pursue.

Produce creative, compelling prose

Sharpen your writing skills and gain a deeper understanding of grammar and linguistics to help you communicate clearly.

Stimulate thinking and elicit strong response

Learn biblical philosophies for communicating scriptural truth through powerful and life-changing writing.

Your Courses

Each of your courses will be taught from a biblical worldview, and you’ll learn with an intimate group of peers led by professors who care about your success.

All courses are 3 credits unless noted.
Course Descriptions can be found in the catalog.

First Year
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
  • CSU First Year Experience [CSU101] – 0 credits
  • Principles of Bible Study [BI100]
  • Bible Survey [BI111]
  • Academic and Researched Writing [EN121]
  • Living Well [HP101] – 1 credit
  • Speech Communication [SP100]
  • Math or Science Elective
  • Writing Across the Disciplines [EN122]
  • Creative Writing [EN234]
  • General Psychology [PS100]
  • Building a Biblical Lifestyle [TH120]
  • History Core Elective

This is an example of what your course schedule may look like; your actual schedule will be determined when you register.

Second Year
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
  • Internship Seminar [CM411] – 1 credit
  • Biblical Studies Elective
  • Emphasis Elective
  • Genre Elective
  • Humanities Elective
  • Practicum Elective – 1 credit
  • Structural Grammar and Linguistics [EN330]
  • Worldviews: Humanities and Science [PH206]
  • Theology Survey [TH211]
  • Emphasis Elective
  • Genre Elective
  • Practicum Elective – 1 credit

This is an example of what your course schedule may look like; your actual schedule will be determined when you register.

Third Year
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
  • Foundations of Literary Criticism [LI341]
  • Oral Interpretation [SP301}
  • Biblical Studies Elective
  • Emphasis Elective
  • Practicum Elective – 1 credit
  • Free Elective
  • World Religions [EV220]
  • Theological Distinctives [TH308]
  • Biblical Studies Elective
  • Humanities Elective
  • Free Elective

This is an example of what your course schedule may look like; your actual schedule will be determined when you register.

Fourth Year
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
  • Biblical Studies Elective
  • Emphasis Elective
  • Genre Elective
  • Humanities Elective
  • Free Elective
  • Communication Internship [CM402]
  • Global Media [BA179]
  • Senior Seminar
  • Emphasis Elective
  • Free Elective

This is an example of what your course schedule may look like; your actual schedule will be determined when you register.

Exceptional Financial Value

A Christ-centered education is a wise investment. That's why we make biblical education as affordable as possible for students like you.

Scholarships are for Christian character, work ethic and academics.
99% of full-time, on-campus students get free financial aid.

This is what our students really pay:

(Based on the incoming class of Fall 2021)

$15,308 

Average net cost after free aid.

 

 

$19,042

Average free financial aid received not including loans.

99% of students receive financial aid.

Sticker price (cost without aid)

This price is typically not your actual price.
Request information to see what financial aid may be available to you!

Tuition

$27,200

Housing/meals

$6,800

Fees

$350

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Communications – Writing
Ostego, Michigan

CAMPUS LIFE

I love that my major allows me to practice my skills and be exposed to many different genres of writing and literature…growing my knowledge and experience as a person and as a writer.

                                                                                                        

Program Highlights 

  • Gain hands-on training in real situations through writing practicums.
  • Learn best-practice skills in a wide variety of genres and styles.
  • Get published in the student-run literary magazine: Vantage.
  • Consider on-campus employment to hone your skills and help others in the Student Writing Center.

Make strides toward your career goals in an internship.

Apply your learning, make connections and have the opportunity to be published in a communications internship. CSU students have interned at Focus on the Family, Happenings Magazine, regional newspapers and television stations and Triple-A baseball clubs.

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