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2013-2014 College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Department of the Year Award

College of Arts and Sciences Department of the Year

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                    Where English is epic!   

English is epic and its academic study pays off in more ways than you can imagine. Employers value creative professionals with strong communication skills and a certificate in Professional Writing gives you that special edge. Here is a brief list of popular jobs for English majors:

  • Proposal Manager - $80,200 
  • Communications Director - $74,400 
  • Senior Technical Writer - $73,900 
  • Senior Copywrite - $70,700            

Specialize in business, academic, or creative writing. Credentials in English will polish your presentation skills, sharpen your critical thinking abilities, and lead to great futures. From pre-law to teaching licensure, earning a certificate in Professional Writing generates the resources and content needed for building a strong career portfolio. The FSU Department of English features small, writing-intensive courses that help enhance your résumé. Collaborate with faculty who are distinguished scholars, experienced editors, and award-winning authors.

Both the FSU English Language and Literature curriculum and Professional Writing programs are ideal if you are preparing for law school. According to the Law School Admission Council (LSAC), the demand for English majors is highly desired. English hones your skills in persuasive writing and interpretive reading. Even as a minor English expands your problem-solving and logical argumentation skills. the Professional Writing curriculum prepares you for law schoolFSU Pre-Law helps you succeed.

Our Professional Writing program offers an undergraduate certificate and two online graduate certificates. Seek either a Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature or combine it with a Teaching/Licensure Concentration (B.A. English TLC) to earn certification in Secondary English or teach community college.

FSU Professional Writing programs are fast and flexible with a focus on real-world applications. Professional Writing certificates require 12-18 credit hours, offering courses on campus and online.

Department of English 

Dr. Trela Anderson 
Department Chair
Ji Young Kim
Assistant Chair

Ms. Vickie Bannon
Administrative Support Associate

Fayetteville State University
1200 Murchison Road
Fayetteville, NC 28301
G.L. Butler Building, Suite 123

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Phone: (910) 672-1416
Fax: (910) 672-1425

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