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  • Course Delivery
    residential
  • Total Credits
    122
  • Yearly Tuition
    $36,050
  • Duration
    4 Years

Program Overview

The literature with writing emphasis major at Saint Mary's is designed to help students develop skills that are essential to a liberal arts education and to the global marketplace: reading perceptively, writing clearly and creatively, and thinking analytically.

This program shares many of the features of the literature major while giving students the further opportunity to explore a variety of writing forms. Students in this program balance the study of literature with the study and practice of creative writing and professional communication. This major provides a solid foundation for careers in publishing, professional writing, journalism, business, and public relations.

Career Options

Copy editors; copywriters; editors; elementary, middle, and high school teachers; news analysts, reporters, and correspondents; technical writers; writers.

Taking Classes

This residential, four-year program is offered on our Winona Campus, with daytime classes and a full student life experience.

Course Information

Students in this program balance the study of literature with the study and practice of creative writing and professional communication.

For more information and course descriptions, check out our course catalog.

Applicants must submit:

  1. Completed application form
  2. Official high school transcript
  3. Official Test Scores - ACT, SAT, or Classic Learning tests are accepted.
  4. An Essay or brief personal statement. In 250 words or fewer, please tell us about: a significant experience you've had, an accomplishment or risk you have taken, a person who has made a difference in your life, a topic of concern to you, or anything else you think would help us learn more about you. You can also choose to submit a graded paper or write something new!
  5. Letters of Recommendation are optional.
  6. If you choose to upload a document, please make sure your file is either a Microsoft Word document (.doc or .docx), an RTF file, or a PDF file. Any other format (including Google Docs) will not load into your application.
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Key Dates

Rolling admissions. Application review will begin upon receipt of all required application materials.

Tuition & Fees

Tuition: $36,050 Per Year

Fees

Room:$5,230
Board:$4,120
Activity fee:$170
Technology fee:$370
Laundry fee:$80

The Saint Mary's Difference

The heart of Saint Mary's is its people — faculty, staff, and your fellow students — who become your companions and allies on your educational journey. Here, in an intense give-and-take setting, each of us discovers just how much we can learn. You'll find, in every one of our classrooms, a person-centered education focused on your growth, your potential — because we believe that everyone deserves the chance to make an impact, to change the world around them.

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