BRADFORD – The University of Pittsburgh’s writing program at Bradford was recognized as one of the best undergraduate programs by www.Study.com.
The website, which helps students explore degrees and schools, examined the value and graduation rates of universities, as well as key elements of individual programs, such as training resources, internship opportunities, and professional qualifications of faculty members.
Finally, Study.com assessed the availability of study abroad programs, literary events, writing competitions, and other related extracurricular activities.
The site ranked Pitt-Bradford’s writing program number 12 nationally.
“The university is high on our list for its nationally recognized literary magazine featuring student writers,” Study.com wrote of Baily’s Beads, the annual campus and community publication edited and produced by students. “Alumni of this program have become published writers, some of whom return to campus to connect with students.”
The university also offers a written minor.
“We are delighted with this honor and are working on further revisions to the program to keep it exciting and relevant to our students and the professional challenges they will face,” said Dr. Nancy McCabe, professor of writing who wrote the program.
Currently, in addition to taking a variety of literary and creative writing courses, students on the Pitt-Bradford Writing Program can learn how to write blogs and articles for the web and storytelling for the workplace.
“Students don’t always know how valued the writing and editing skills we teach are in the workplace,” said McCabe. She is an accomplished writer who has published six books plus essays, stories, poems, and blogs in national print and online publications.