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Liberal Arts: Writing Option


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Program Overview

Do you love to write? Are you curious, creative and self-motivated? Then a career as a writer could be for you.

By completing the Associate in Liberal Arts: Writing Option, you will gain a solid foundation in writing for various purposes and audiences. The program emphasizes developing your individual style and explores the creative and vocational applications of writing, including creative writing, nonfiction, technical writing, and journalism. Upon completion of the program, you will be prepared to transfer to bachelor degree programs in English, writing, communications, and other liberal arts majors. You may also be prepared for entry-level jobs requiring excellent writing skills.

Career Opportunities

Graduates will be able to pursue many career paths, and may find work as fiction writers, nonfiction writers, technical writers, and journalists and more. Most jobs require a four-year bachelor degree.

Additional Opportunities

Liberal Arts Writing Students working together around a tableNorthern Essex offers a variety of activities for students of all fields. If you would like to get involved, consider joining one of the college’s many available clubs and organizations. Writing majors may be particularly interested in writing for Parnassus, the campus literary arts magazine, or for The Observer, the college’s bi-weekly newspaper. You can also take advantage of numerous career workshops to help you succeed in college and in your career.

Getting Started

Ready to get started? It’s easy! Northern Essex has an open admission policy, which means that if you have a high school diploma, GED/HiSet, or other state-approved equivalency credential, you are eligible to enroll at NECC. Just fill out an application, attend an orientation/assessment session, and then register for classes.

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