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Writing Major


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The writing major is a pre-professional major, providing students with experience in many facets of writing, with an emphasis on informational and creative writing. Geneva’s program prepares students for opportunities in journalism, publishing, creative writing, professional writing for business/industry and even free-lance writing. The writing major is designed to develop general writing skills while still giving the student the option of emphasizing creative or informational writing. The writing major is not a journalism major.

Why choose Writing at Geneva College?

  • Publication opportunities include: The Cabinet, weekly student newspaper; The Genevan, annual yearbook; The Chimes, semesterly literary publication.
  • Geneva College hosts a chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, an international English honors society open to English and Writing majors of high academic standing. 
  • Internships available through Geneva’s public relations office.

Washington Journalism Center Program. In partnership with the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU), Geneva students with strong interest in writing and journalism in particular, can participate in the summer Washington Journalism Center Program. This experience on Capitol Hill cultivates professional news skills and encourages students to think through the implications of being a Christian working in the news media in a city that is home to the powerful and the powerless. This summer program is a blend of classroom and field experience.

Classes you might take:

  • Introduction to Rhetoric
  • Editing
  • Publishing
  • Creative Writing

What can you do with a writing degree?

As with other liberal arts majors, Geneva’s English major provides a wide variety of options, largely because employers value students with the analytical, communication, writing and critical analysis skills associated with our program. English department graduates have pursued graduate school and careers in a variety of fields, including:

  • Journalism
  • Publishing and editing
  • Law
  • Library science
  • Writing
  • Ministry
  • Education
  • Public relations


  • U.S. News & World Report National Top 100

    U.S. News & World Report recognizes Geneva College as a Top 10 Best Value School out of all North Region colleges, accounting for our academic quality and the net cost of attendance for those receiving the average level of need-based financial aid.

  • U.S. News & World Report National Top 100

    For the second year in a row, Geneva’s ABET-accredited engineering program placed in U.S. News & World Report’s Top 100 Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs in the nation.

  • Christian College of Distinction

    Geneva was named a Christian College of Distinction, affirming the school’s dedication to high quality academics founded on the inerrant truth of God’s word.

  • College of Distinction Pennsylvania

    Designated as a Pennsylvania College of Distinction, Geneva is recognized as one of the best places in the state for students to learn, to grow, and to succeed.

  • College of Distinction

    As a College of Distinction, Geneva is nationally recognized for providing outstanding preparation that is highly valued by graduate schools and employers.

  • U.S. News & World Report Regional Top 20

    Geneva College placed in the Top 20 Regional College North Rankings as identified by U.S. News & World Report.



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