Literary Arts and Studies Major: Professional and Technical Communication Option (B.A.)

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Students in the Professional and Technical Communications option study to become accomplished digital-age communicators. You'll not only develop transferable skill-sets in oral and written communication that prepare you to excel in any professional environment, but you'll also learn to communicate and collaborate in specializations of your choice — including, among others, new media journalism, creative nonfiction, business writing, legal writing and research, and technical writing.

For the Literary Arts and Studies: Professional and Technical Communication Option at UNH Manchester, students must complete a minimum of 128 credits and satisfy the University's Discovery Program and foreign language requirements, and complete a minimum of 40 credits in major coursework. The major requirements consist of a minimum of 10 courses. These 10 courses (40 credits) must include the Diversity requirement and the capstone requirement. Students in the major must earn C or higher to pass ENGL 419 Introduction to Literary Analysis, ENGL 502 Professional and Technical Writing, and ENGL 595 Literary Topics.


Core Courses
ENGL 419Introduction to Literary Analysis4
ENGL 502Professional and Technical Writing4
ENGL 595Literary Topics (Digital Creative Writing)4
ENGL 595Literary Topics (Business Writing)4
ENGL 602Advanced Professional and Technical Writing4
ENGL 694Special Topics in Creative Writing 14
UMST 500Internship4
Select three courses of the following:12
21st Century Journalism: How the News Works
English Grammar
ENGL elective 2
Total Credits40

Can be duplicated for credit, provided the topics are different.


500, 600, or 700-level ENGL courses in writing, journalism; appropriate courses in Communication Arts and allied Programs; Senior Colloquium.

For more information, contact program coordinator Susanne Paterson at or contact the Office of Admissions, (603) 641-4150.