Accounting Studying accounting is your pathway to working with clients to help them make their businesses more profitable and successful, and reduce their exposure to financial risk. With accounting you’ll gain the skills you need to become a trusted business adviser and make strategic financial decisions for organisations.
Adult Learning The Adult Learning programmes equip graduates with the knowledge to work alongside adults in New Zealand tertiary institutions (adult and community education agencies, polytechnics, private training establishments, wananga and universities).
Agribusiness In a small country like New Zealand, successful agribusiness relies on understanding how to manage complex value chains within competitive global markets. Studying Agribusiness at Waikato University puts you in the heartland of New Zealand’s leading agriculture-based export industries, learning from experts.
Animal Behaviour Knowledge of animal behaviour is important for anyone interested in areas such as conservation biology of native birds, the control of pest species, evolutionary biology, population ecology and the efficient and humane management of farm animals.
Anthropology Anthropology is the study of humanity in all its fantastic diversity. Waikato’s Anthropology students learn from anthropologists who have a strong Pacific focus and engage in research across a wide range of crucial global issues.
Applied Computing Applied Computing at the University of Waikato gives you the practical technological skills to provide effective business solutions.
Applied Linguistics Are you interested in human language and the way it has been formed and adapted throughout civilisation? Study Applied Linguistics at Waikato and you’ll explore the complex world of language theories and methods, and the solution of practical problems associated with language.
Applied Physics A minor in Applied Physics will provide you with a broad introduction to physics principles and concepts, and is designed to strengthen and broaden a subject major in Earth Sciences, Biology or Chemistry.
Aquaculture By studying Aquaculture as a major at the University of Waikato’s Tauranga campus, you will be at the centre of New Zealand’s prime growth area for aquaculture.
Arts Education Arts education in New Zealand, is comprised of four disciplines: Visual Arts, Dance, Drama and Music Sound Arts. Given the recognition of the growing need for essential skills such as creativity, communication and collaboration, the Arts are gaining a renewed focus.
Biochemistry Biochemistry – the study of life in chemical terms – is one of the fastest growing areas of modern science. You’ll learn about the fundamental molecules of life – proteins, lipids, carbohydrates and nucleic acids – seeking to understand how they interact in living organisms, both in health and disease.
Biological Sciences As a Biological Sciences student at the University of Waikato you will benefit from our practical and innovative approach to teaching, as well as one-on-one time with world-renowned researchers.
Chemical and Biological Engineering The Chemical and Biological Engineering programme at the University of Waikato combines the traditional discipline of chemical engineering with new and emerging specialisations in engineering to produce graduates who are better equipped to solve the world’s sustainability challenges.
Chemistry Chemistry is fundamental to our understanding of all branches of science and for a wide range of industries. A degree in Chemistry from the University of Waikato means you’ll gain an excellent grasp of Chemistry theory, supported by a strong emphasis on practical expertise.
Chinese Chinese at Waikato involves the study of Modern Standard Chinese (Mandarin) and the history, culture and society of ancient and present day China.
Civil Engineering The world needs competent and trained Civil Engineering professionals to address the increasing challenges in urban and rural facilities and infrastructure.
Coastal Processes Examine the processes and factors that control coastal landforms, resources and hazards, evaluate human effects, and identify and assess options to avoid or mitigate adverse impacts.
Communication Design Communication Design is concerned with visually communicating messages and ideas across multiple media platforms. As a communication designer, you will work to combine type and image to attract an audience’s attention and deliver your client’s messages.
Community Health Make a difference in your community and whānau by studying Community Health.
Computer Science Computer Science is rapidly changing the world we live in. Studying Computer Science at the University of Waikato, you’ll learn about software systems and how people and computers interact. You’ll also learn how to create new software, and ensure it’s easy for people to use.
Counselling The two-paper Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling offers specialist postgraduate education in either family and relationship counselling or counselling supervision. The qualification is designed for experienced counselling and social service practitioners who have already received professional education.
Counselling Studies This programme is suitable for qualified teachers and other education professionals who wish to further their career and develop leadership in a particular field of education.
Creative Writing Being a great writer will set you up for success in any career path. Study Creative Writing at Waikato and hone your communication skills to develop professionally, or start on a whole new journey as an expert writer.
Dance Dance is integral to understanding the history and social life of many cultures, and offers a context for embodied learning about ourselves, how we relate to and communicate with others, and the world. Dance is experienced in many forms throughout Aotearoa in social, ritual, traditional and contemporary artistic contexts.
Data Analytics Enhance productivity and help make more informed decisions, while using your Computer Science and Statistical analysis skills, through Data Analytics.
Design Studying Design at the University of Waikato makes you highly sought after, with a unique combination of design and coding skills. You will be able to meet the increasing demand for designers who can work in a variety of media, such as websites, apps, gaming and virtual reality.
Design Media You’ll learn how to make eye-catching graphic/media design experiences which drive products and bring satisfaction to viewers when you study Design Media at Waikato. Design Media is all about learning-by-doing and integrating media in new ways.
Digital Business Looking for a sought-after blend of business and IT skills? Gain expertise in the latest digital technologies and pursue a career as a tech-savvy manager, helping companies to improve their business performance.
Digital Cinema Positioned at the junctures between traditional filmmaking and new forms of computer-based digital art, digital cinema increasingly blurs boundaries between music video, animation, graphic design, as well as avant-garde, independent, and mainstream cinemas. At Waikato you’ll gain an appreciation of the productive exchange between these various forms of digital cinema.
Digital Learning Study Digital Learning at Waikato and learn how important technology is to education, and how it can be used to enhance educational opportunities and learning. Have you ever wondered about the safety of the internet, asked how online games became so popular, or considered the ethics of Facebook? Help businesses, schools and not-for-profits use learning through digital technologies to enhance their online image, and learn how technology is shaping the future of education.
Earth Sciences The demand for experts in Earth Sciences continues to grow as we look to better manage our soil, water, minerals, energy and coastal and marine resources, as well as understand natural hazards such as floods, earthquakes, tsunami, landslides and volcanic eruptions.
Ecology and Biodiversity In studying Ecology and Biodiversity you’ll learn about the distribution, abundance, and biology of organisms and their role in New Zealand’s most important ecosystems.
Economics Studying Economics will help you develop the analytical skills needed to be an effective problem solver of real-life issues. You’ll learn how to apply your skills to issues ranging from employment and housing, to public health, transport and environmental pollution.
Education Teaching at the University of Waikato sets you up to become a skilled and reflective teacher. We produce qualified teachers who are in high demand both in New Zealand and around the world. Alongside preparing teachers for the classroom the study of education encompasses a broad range of options that reflect the far-reaching nature of the field. Educators are interested in how knowledge, skills and values are constructed, accumulated, and conveyed through formal and informal means.We also offer Education subjects for the Bachelor of Social Sciences and Bachelor of Arts degrees, and a range of postgraduate qualifications.
Education and Society Education and Society involves critical inquiry into the social, political, cultural, economic and personal theories and practices of lifelong education.
Educational Leadership Effective leadership in educational settings is critical in order to grow and sustain successful organisations. Enhance your career prospects with a specialised leadership programme that challenges you personally and professionally.
Electrical and Electronic Engineering The world as we know it is continuously and rapidly evolving, with electrical and electronic engineers at the forefront of all practical technology that we require in order to solve society’s needs for communication, clean energy, industry and climate change.
Electronic Business Want to become an e-commerce project manager, web developer or online start-up entrepreneur? Study Electronic Business at the University of Waikato to develop in-demand IT and management skills. Learn about digital solutions, strategies and improve business efficiency and performance.
Electronic Engineering The work of electronic engineers is essential to our social, business and industrial lives. New Zealand’s electronics manufacturing industry is one of the fastest-growing industries in the country. Our companies are targeting niche markets, such as telecommunications, and exporting their products all over the world.
Electronics Science graduates with electronics skills are sought after by many industries that use or manufacture electronic equipment. New Zealand’s electronics manufacturing industry is one of the fastest-growing industries in the country. Our companies are targeting niche markets, such as telecommunications, and exporting their products all over the world.
Engineering Engineering professionals are solving the world’s problems and leading the way in innovation by improving infrastructure, building smarter technologies and finding alternative energy sources.
English English at Waikato prepares you for what employers want – a trained mind and the ability to understand and creatively solve problems with words. You’ll grow your appreciation for major literary works and a love for the English language.
English as a Second Language These papers are very useful for improving the skills required for university study by students whose first language is not English. Students who would like to develop their confidence in the skills of speaking, writing, reading and listening in English are encouraged to choose an ENSLA paper as one of their elective papers. All papers are supported by the University’s online learning system.
Environment and Society The Environment and Society masters programme is designed for graduates of undergraduate qualifications in social sciences, environmental sciences, law, economics or management.
Environmental Engineering Study Environmental Engineering at the University of Waikato for a career where you’ll make a lasting impact on society by helping to protect and enhance our natural and man-made environments, while enjoying excellent job prospects.
Environmental Planning Environmental Planning at Waikato develops your knowledge of how human behaviour affects the environment. We’ll inspire you to understand how social, economic and cultural aspects, and the physical environment contribute to problems and provide solutions.
Environmental Sciences The pressure on our environment is increasing as the human population grows. Environmental Sciences provide a basis for understanding environmental problems, and finding solutions to them.
Ethics The study of Ethics provides an excellent grounding in evaluative theory and reasoning for a professional future in the public service, the health sector, social work, with environmental agencies, and in business.
Finance Finance is all about achieving the best return relative to risk, and helping organisations add value for their shareholders. Studying Finance at Waikato University will prepare you for highly paid positions in the financial and business sectors anywhere in the world.
French Would you like to be able to chat with a winemaker in the Loire Valley? Discuss the menu with a waiter in a Parisian café? Frequent the Latin Quarter and talk about existentialism in the Café de la Sorbonne? Then learning French as part of a major in International Languages and Cultures is the ideal way to start.
Gender and Sexuality Studies Gender and sexuality shape virtually every aspect of our social relations, and contribute fundamentally to our sense of self.
Geographical Information Systems Geographic Information Systems provides one of the major contact points between emerging computer technology and applied geographic skills. GIS involves the use of mapping skills, the use of information with a locational reference, and skills in geographical analysis and interpretation.
Geography Geography matters because it is about basic human relationships – between people and the environment, and between people and other people. Ranked among the top geography programmes in the world, the Geography programme at Waikato is the only solely human geography programme in New Zealand.
Geology Modern society is very dependent on mineral and energy resources, including aggregates and cement for construction, metals for manufacturing, rare earths for electronics and batteries, and energy for operating equipment.
Global Studies in Education This specialisation builds upon the traditions of comparative and international education as well as philosophy and sociology of education to explore and research the global dimensions of education.
Health Health is a multi-disciplinary field of study. Health is not just about the absence of disease, it’s about taking a holistic approach to improve outcomes for individuals, iwi, and communities.
Health Communication The health industry is growing and has significant opportunities for research and jobs both within New Zealand and around the world. There is a need, and niche, for health communication specialists.
Health, Sport and Human Performance Turn your passion into an exciting career by studying Health, Sport and Human Performance at the University of Waikato. Our exciting study options will equip you with the latest knowledge and skills to excel in this dynamic environment.
History Historians study the past to understand the present. History at Waikato will inspire you to understand current events in light of historical context and give you a first-rate history education from a top 200 QS-rated programme.
Human Development Interested in the study of the human lifespan from conception and birth onwards? Human Development investigates how people develop throughout their lives and how cultural and social settings help to shape what is possible.
Human Performance Science The Human Performance Science major represents a distinctive approach to sport and exercise science. It is based on four pillars; strength and conditioning, exercise physiology, biomechanics and injury prevention, and psychology. The science of human performance extends beyond high performance sport and includes links to the general population, movement-related professions, exercise, nutrition and physical health.
Human Resource Management Human Resource Management prepares you to play a pivotal role in company needs – the person who recruits, develops and trains employees to achieve success.
Hydrology By studying Hydrology at the University of Waikato, you’ll understand the key components of water storage and water movement on and beneath the surface of the Earth, and the role of water in weather and climate. You’ll also learn about flood and drought hazards.
Industrial Design Industrial designers shape the world we live in by designing the products we use every day, from items as simple as a toothbrush, through to those as intricate as an aeroplane. The role of the industrial designer is in the designing of products that are durable, effective in purpose, and beautiful in appearance.
Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management at Waikato prepares you to play the important role of managing people’s work and their environment. You’ll be ready for a career in employment relations, human resources, workplace change and education and training.
Interface Design In a fast-paced ever changing world, Interface Design puts designers at the intersection of design and code. You will help users to navigate the sometimes complex digital world with ease through Interface Design.
International Languages and Cultures International Languages and Cultures at Waikato offers four streams – Chinese, French, Japanese, and Spanish. With advanced language skills, you’ll meet the world’s need for multilingual and culturally sensitive speakers, enhancing your business and social skills and preparing you for success in a multicultural work environment.
International Management Learn to compete in the global marketplace by understanding how to operate a business in another country, and export to foreign markets such as China and the emerging markets of Asia and the Pacific.
International Relations and Security Studies Studying International Relations and Security Studies at Waikato includes aspects of international law and trade, and focuses on particular regions of concern (notably, the Middle-East and South-East Asia). A wide range of different length dissertations and theses can be undertaken allowing you to focus on an area of special interest.
Japanese The study of Japanese at Waikato involves the acquisition of Japanese language and the study of the history and culture of Japan.
Labour Studies Labour Studies looks at the world of work and employment and the social environment in which they take place.
Language and Literacy Education Language and Literacy Education encompasses the teaching and learning of literacy, reading and writing, literature, and language and languages in the compulsory sector. It also includes contexts beyond schooling such as academic literacy and writing in tertiary contexts, and literacy for adults in the community and in workplaces.
Law Studying law is empowering as it affects every aspect of our life. Study Law at the University of Waikato – ranked as one of the world’s top 250 universities for Law – and you’ll be looking into why laws are made, who makes them, how they work and how to change them.
Leadership Communication Research shows the best leaders and managers are outstanding communicators, enabling them to go further and faster in their careers. At Waikato University, we’ll teach you how to communicate more effectively in the workplace and how to influence key stakeholders, helping organisations to make strategic changes.
Linguistics Linguistics is the scientific study of language and, given that language impinges on virtually everything we do, it is a broad and interesting subject. Linguistics at the University of Waikato is a top 250 QS-rated programme and will deepen your appreciation for language, as well as provide essential understandings relevant to any career where language is a key component.
Management and Sustainability In today’s world of limited resources and increasing social justice concerns, we need informed, dedicated managers with the business and leadership skills to make a positive difference to the planet. How will you make your mark?
Marketing Marketing is all about satisfying customer needs and it’ll open the doors to a huge range of careers – from advertising and brand management through to strategic planning and product development.
Materials and Process Engineering By studying Materials and Process Engineering at the University of Waikato, you will learn how to add value to raw materials used to manufacture a number of useful products, while minimising waste. These products can be as varied as dietary formulae, foods, ceramics that can withstand high temperatures, new metal alloys, pharmaceuticals, laminated boards, functional proteins, and composites.
Materials and Processing Efficiently converting the world’s raw materials and commodity goods into products is important to the global economy. To do this, we need to understand the properties of materials as diverse as food, wood, metals, plastics and fuel.
Materials Science Explore the world of metals, polymers, ceramics, composites and semiconductors. From levitating trains to electronic paper, there are some exciting developments underway in the world of Materials Science that you could be a part of!
Mathematics Mathematics is a subject of vital importance that underpins many activities of our modern world. Employers recognise University of Waikato Mathematics graduates for their analytical and problem solving skills as well as their high level of numeracy, which are critical skills for a broad range of jobs.
Mathematics Education Expand your knowledge of mathematics and numeracy to enhance your career opportunities and capabilities.
Mechanical Engineering Mechanical engineering uses mechanics and energy principles to design, research, develop and manufacture tools, engines, motors and other devices. At the University of Waikato we align what you learn with what industry requires.
Mechatronics Engineering The rapid spread of automated systems into most aspects of life has dominated technological innovations in the 21st century. Mechatronics engineers are trained to be masters of intelligent machines and work across many industries, making the latest “Smart Systems” work for us.
Media Design Media Design combines elements of design, screen and media studies within a single major. Use your design skills to create content for multi-media platforms such as 2D and 3D animation, film and video production, and motion graphics.
Molecular and Cellular Biology Molecular and Cellular Biology is an interdisciplinary field combining biochemistry, microbiology, genetics and physiology to study how cells function at the molecular level.
Music Study Music with leading performers, composers and musicologists; and perform in the acclaimed Dr John Gallagher Concert Chamber, part of the University of Waikato’s purpose-built performing arts academy.
Māori and Indigenous Studies As Indigenous world views become increasingly important to society, a rapidly emerging area of study is Indigenous Studies. The Māori creative and performing arts papers diversify your existing program and provide unique insights into Māori tikanga.
Māori Cultural Studies/Tikanga Māori Tikanga Māori (Māori Cultural Studies) teaches you the skills required for a community leadership role in the enhancement of Māori development. In today’s rapidly evolving world you will establish a basic, yet necessary understanding of the Māori worldview and its relation to other cultures and worlds.
Māori Language/Te Reo Māori Are you passionate about the survival, retention and revitalisation of te reo Māori? Studying the Māori language at Waikato, you’ll explore the world of te reo and its accompanying traditions while picking up vital cultural skills for today’s diverse workplace.
Māori Media and Communication The study of Māori Media and Communication explores indigenous expression across new and emerging communication practices including social media, Māori broadcasting, film and creative performing arts.
Pacific and Indigenous Studies This subject explores the knowledge, language, culture, politics, methods and theory of Pacific and Indigenous Studies, while teaching students how to interpret new ways of understanding the world.
Philosophy Philosophy is for thinkers and doers. It’s about solving real-life problems, and applying intellectual rigour to how we understand and interact with others, society and the world. Studying Philosophy at Waikato will teach you how to learn, think and write clearly, argue vigorously, and question deeply held assumptions and beliefs.
Physics Physics aims to understand the entire physical world, from the sub-atomic to the cosmological.
Political Science Political Science at Waikato offers a broad spectrum of political knowledge on both national and international issues. You’ll seek answers to some of the most difficult political issues of today and gain skills for many potential career paths.
Population Studies Learn about Population Studies through the National Institute for Demographic and Economic Analysis at Waikato and gain a solid, research-led understanding of the population issues facing developed and developing countries, with a particular emphasis on the South Pacific.
Population Studies and Demography Population issues are among the most serious challenges that humanity faces in the 21st century. Population Studies and Demography at Waikato addresses contrasting issues among developed and developing countries, how governments are handling slowing population growth, and how others are dealing with legal and illegal migration and skill shortages. You’ll explore how such issues impact on a country’s environmental, economic and social patterns.
Primary Kākano Rua Kākano Rua prepares students for teaching in English medium, bilingual (Māori and English) and Māori medium (total immersion) educational settings.
Professional Learning This specialisation is offered for mid-career educators and professional learning facilitators, who work as leaders of professional learning initiatives with colleagues in schools and other communities of practice, where professional learning is an on-going expectation.
Professional Writing Studying Professional Writing at Waikato teaches you high-level skills as a reader, writer and editor with excellent verbal, grammatical and analytical skills to excel your writing career.
Project Management Project managers plan and deliver all aspects of a project from beginning to end, with the goal of adding value and improved efficiency to an organisation.
Psychology Psychology at Waikato offers numerous study options for those keen to pursue this remarkable discipline.
Public Policy Explore how national, regional and local state institutions formulate and implement policies when you study Public Policy at Waikato. You’ll also examine how non-profit organisations, individuals and businesses address issues of public concern.
Public Relations The world of public relations is fast-growing and exciting. Get the public relations skills you need to help an organisation build trusted relationships with its key stakeholders and enhance its public reputation.
Science From the natural environment, to our own health and wellbeing, to the technology we use in our everyday lives – science is everywhere.
Science, Technology and Environmental Education The Science, Technology and Environmental Education programme is for educators interested in curriculum development, learning and teaching in science, technology and environmental education.
Screen and Media Studies Screen and Media Studies at Waikato makes sure you keep pace with new tools and platforms for the rapidly evolving media industry. You’ll get high-quality learning experiences with up-to-date resources in our top 250 QS-rated programme.
Security and Crime Science Crime Science uses evidence-based information together with scientific approaches and methods to reduce crime and threats to security.
Social Policy Be a force for change. Study Social Policy at Waikato and develop a critical understanding of how policy-making impacts on every person, regardless of their age, ethnicity or gender – then learn how to influence it.
Social Science Research Social Science Research is the activity of gathering, analysing and interpreting information for a variety of social, economic, educational and political purposes.
Social Work Social Work builds on the ambition students have for making a positive difference in the lives of others, producing passionate graduates for a growing industry. Qualified social workers are sought after both within New Zealand and overseas.
Sociology Sociology at Waikato moves you beyond assumptions and explores who we are and our place in the world. You’ll study human relationships and how societies form. Sociology at Waikato is highly respected and is a top 250 QS-rated subject.
Software Engineering When you study software engineering, you will learn how to use a scientific and disciplined approach to designing and developing complex software systems. You’ll also learn how to operate and maintain such systems. From ATM machines to smart phones to cars – many aspects of modern society are driven by software which we expect to operate correctly and be reliable and flexible at all times.
Soil Science The growing global population is very dependent on increasing production of food and fibre from soils around the world.
Spanish Spanish is one of the major languages of Western Europe, and the most widely spoken language of the Americas, with a substantial number of native and second language speakers, ranging from Metropolitan areas of Canada and the US through Mesoamerican countries, most of South America and even in the Philippines.
Sport Development and Coaching The Sport Development and Coaching major is based on an innovative combination of pedagogical and sociological studies of sport and active recreation.
Statistics Studying Statistics at the University of Waikato will help you to become a critical decision maker in industry. You’ll know how to collect and analyse data to lead organisations to informed decisions rather than just hunches or guesses.
STEM Education This specialisation offers professional development for teachers of specific curriculum subjects. An integrated approach is taken to education across all the STEM (Science, Technology, Environmental Education and Mathematics) subjects.
Strategic Management Strategic Management enables you to discern a company’s potential, find new market opportunities, and develop a clear plan to achieve growth and success.
Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Management gives you the skills to make companies more efficient, competitive and responsive to customers’ needs. Learn how to take raw goods and turn them into products that reach customers.
Te Tohu Paetahi The first intensive te reo Māori immersion programme of its kind, Te Tohu Paetahi has paved the way for the revitalisation of te reo Māori for more than 25 years. Offered in both Hamilton and Tauranga, you can gain a Diploma in Te Tohu Paetahi or credit the programme towards your first year in a Bachelor of Arts.
Teaching (Early Childhood) Prepare yourself for a career working in a variety of childhood settings with children from birth up to six years old. Gain theoretical and practical experience as you learn about all the aspects of Te Whariki – the Early Childhood curriculum.
Teaching (Mātauranga Māori/Māori Medium) Teaching qualifications at the University of Waikato set you up to become a skilled and reflective teacher. We produce qualified teachers who are in high demand both in New Zealand and around the world.
Teaching (Primary) Teaching at the University of Waikato is a qualification that sets you up to become a skilled and reflective teacher. We produce qualified teachers who are in high demand both in New Zealand and around the world.
Teaching (Secondary) Teachers are influential community members. Play a major role in helping secondary students develop their independence and success in their lives, and make a difference to young people and their learning, knowledge and skill acquisition.
Theatre Studies A major in Theatre Studies at Waikato can be a rich and challenging pathway within an Arts degree. It has a wide range of vocational applications within the Performing Arts. This suite of papers leads the student through processes of performance-making.
Tourism and Hospitality Management Tourism and hospitality is one of the world’s largest industries and a major player in New Zealand’s economy – we need experts to steer that growth. Learn how to manage sustainable operations that will make a lasting impressions on visitors.
Tourism Management Tourism is one of the world’s largest industries and significantly impacts New Zealand’s economy – we need experts to steer that growth.
Treaty of Waitangi Studies/Akoranga Te Tiriti o Waitangi Are you passionate about New Zealand history and the constitution of our nation? Treaty of Waitangi/Te Tiriti o Waitangi programme examines the relevance of the Treaty and how it impacts on the relationship between the tangata whenua (people of the land) and colonisation.
Unistart The University of Waikato Unistart programme gives secondary school students a head-start in tertiary education by letting them complete university papers while they’re still at school.
Work, Employment and Society Work, Employment, and Society is an interdisciplinary subject concerned with the world of employment and work in the broadest sense, and the social and economic context in which they take place. Drawing from a number of disciplines students gain an understanding of contemporary issues such as the nature of work, industrial relations, labour market issues, workers’ education and training, and international comparisons.
Writing Studies Do you love expressing yourself in words? Enjoy a learning environment in which you can explore your creativity as a writer of poetry, fiction or creative non-fiction. Acquire the skills in written communication that you can apply in business environments, or learn to write for digital media or for the screen.