The University of Wisconsin-Superior Bachelor of Arts degree in writing will now be offered online and on campus.

"Writing Program faculty and staff have had the privilege of working with many capable and eager writers through the online program at UW-Superior," said Julie Gard, associate professor of writing at UWS. "We're thrilled that these students will now have access to a wider array of courses in creative, academic, and professional writing."

The UWS writing degree pairs in-depth courses in creative writing with professional and applied writing courses, enabling students to further develop their love for writing and hone their craft, while also building the foundation for a successful writing career. Online students can also choose to take some on-campus courses to better accommodate their schedule.

"Upper-level courses in creative writing, rhetoric and professional writing are taught by the same professors who teach these courses on campus," Gard said. "Online writing majors will have access to the same level of mentorship and customized experience as they work on their essays, stories, poems, proposals and cross-genre projects."

Online writing majors will also be able to gain real-world experience for credit by completing internships at a location of their convenience.

"This course also includes the opportunity to research and gain knowledge about a career or graduate school path of the student's choice," said Gard. "In addition, the capstone course involves creating a professional-quality, online portfolio of original written work."