Writing & Linguistics

Welcome to the only free-standing writing department in the state of Georgia: the Department of Writing & Linguistics at Georgia Southern University. Our B.A. in Writing & Linguistics offers coursework in four areas: Creative Writing, Linguistics, Professional & Technical Writing, & Writing Studies.

The Department also designs & teaches First-Year Writing (ENGL 1101 and 1102), a sequence required of all of incoming freshmen. In addition to the major, we offer a minor in writing—which complements any major—as well as an online graduate certificate in applied linguistics/TESOL.

Our class sizes are among the smallest on campus, so professors are able to offer personalized feedback & guidance. We prepare you to succeed in college & beyond by providing a solid foundation in critical & creative thinking, effective writing skills for a variety of purposes & audiences, & familiarity with current technologies. As scholars, technical writers, poets, essayists, fiction writers, former journalists, and business writers, our dedicated faculty practice what they teach.

We sponsor the annual Student Success in Writing ConferenceThe Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy; the University Writing Center; & the GSWP, a satellite of the National Writing Project.

Our majors win awards, have internships, publish, belong to student organizations. There’s always something going on—click here for current news!

Whether you want to study the craft of language, hone your writing skills, or be ready for the workplace, the B.A. in Writing & 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!

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