The Department of Writing and Linguistics is the only freestanding writing department in Georgia. Our B.A. in Writing and Linguistics offers coursework in Creative Writing, Linguistics, Professional and Technical Writing, and Writing Studies.

In addition to the major, we offer a minor in writing—a valuable complement to any major. The Department of Writing and Linguistics designs and teaches required First-Year Writing (ENGL 1101 and 1102), a two-semester sequence in composition required of all of incoming freshmen.

We also sponsor the annual Student Success in Writing Conference; The Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy; the University Writing Center; and the Georgia Southern Writing Project, a satellite site of the National Writing Project.

Our faculty has extensive experience and education in writing, teaching, and publishing. As scholars, technical writers, poets, essayists, fiction writers, former journalists, and business writers, our dedicated faculty practice what they teach.

Our goal is to prepare our students to succeed in college and beyond by providing them with a solid foundation in critical and creative thinking, effective writing skills for a variety of purposes and audiences, and familiarity with current technologies. We offer multiple writing awards, internships, publication opportunities, and involvement in student organizations.

Whether you want to study the craft of language, hone your writing skills or be prepared for the workplace that awaits you, the B.A. in Writing and Linguistics shows employers you’re a critical thinker with excellent writing skills. Click here to learn more about the areas of study within the major, or here for contact information.

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Department of Writing & Linguistics • P.O. Box 8026 • Statesboro, GA 30460 • (912) 478-0739