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Bachelor's in Writing

The BA in Writing program at Indiana Wesleyan University can help you develop the writing skills to pursue your passion for words and telling stories in a variety of professional contexts. Whether you want to write motivating sermons, captivating novels, or historical works that celebrate your Christian faith, this program can help you achieve your goal. This writing degree program also helps students prepare for careers writing legal briefs, and working in businesses that require strong writers with a talent for crafting engaging narratives and on-point messaging. Discover how IWU helps students achieve their professional goals in a flexible, faith-based learning environment.

Why Pursue My Bachelor’s in Writing at IWU?

There are several benefits to pursuing your BA in Writing at IWU. We also provide all our student comprehensive services, from tech support to tutoring, to help ensure success in this program. In this campus-based writing degree program, you will learn from faculty with professional writing experience, who will help you develop your unique voice and career goals. Students learn from expert faculty who will become mentors in the faith, integrating classroom learning with biblical truths for a Christ-centered environment that encourages spiritual growth.

What Will I Learn in this BA in Writing Program?

This writing degree program is designed to help students understand the fundamentals of writing and grammar while exploring their creative passions and finding their literary voice. Students may also choose to minor in writing to supplement a complementary major. Course topics cover scriptwriting, prose, technical writing, public relations, creative writing, and more.   

What Makes IWU Different?

Education Pioneer

IWU has provided on-campus education for more than 100 years.

Rooted in Christ

Faith-integrated curriculum and a commitment to changing the world.

Superior Support

Center for Student Success for counseling, tutoring, and more!

What You Will Study in This Bachelor of Arts in Writing

Coursework for this BA in Writing program covers how to:

  • Understand the mechanics and fundamental knowledge of common writing mediums, including novels, history books, business reports, law briefs, sermons, and more
  • Become an effective communicator to diverse audiences through your writing practice
  • Develop a strong voice in your writing through the lens of biblical principles

After Graduation
Potential Careers

  • Writer and Author
  • English Language and Literature Teacher
  • Copy Writer
  • Producer

Work in Various Industries

  • Industries

Program Requirements
  1. Completion of at least 124 semester hours (some majors may have additional hours to meet the requirement).
  2. Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
  3. Completion of the designated semester hours in the major area with a major GPA of 2.25 or higher or as required by the major. Additional requirements as prescribed by each department must also be met.
  4. Completion of general education requirements. If a student chooses to have multiple majors, the degree designation is based upon the first major.
  • Completion of 124 semester hours; however, some majors may result in the student earning greater than 124 credit hours by graduation.
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Completion of the designated semester hours in the major area with a GPA of 2.25 or higher as required by the major. Additional requirements as prescribed by each department must also be met.
  • Completion of all general education requirements

Attendance at graduation exercises is expected. Please notify Registration and Academic Services if you need to graduate “in absentia” and will not be present for the ceremony.

Students may receive one degree only per commencement. A student who is enrolled in two majors with different degrees may select which major is considered the first major so that the appropriate degree will be awarded at the ceremony. Students meeting requirements for more than one degree must apply for and participate in two different ceremonies. Any university-approved dual degree program is an exception to this policy.

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Indiana Wesleyan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC),, 312-263-0456. Other accreditations and associations of Indiana Wesleyan University are available at

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