The English program at Penn State Altoona offers three optional concentrations for English majors, all of which provide a blueprint for choosing electives toward a more strategic course profile that targets post-degree goals.
- The Creative Writing concentration will hone your skills in both practical and creative forms by giving you instruction and intensive practice in writing.
- The Technical Writing concentration is designed for students who enjoy writing, problem-solving, and engaging with technology. Technical writers are in demand in business, industry, government, and the sciences, and the concentration prepares students for careers in this growing field.
- The Global Narratives concentration is designed for students who wish to expand their literary studies in English by exploring literatures and other narrative forms from a wide geographic and temporal scope.
To fulfill a concentration, a student must take at least four classes from the courses listed under an individual concentration.