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University Writing—a program in Undergraduate Education, housed in the English Department—has a threefold mission:

  • Ensure every student receives high-quality, research-based writing instruction at BYU;
  • Help every student communicate effectively in academic, professional, and civic situations; and,  
  • Support faculty across campus in their efforts to teach writing.

The Aims of a BYU Education document states that each student should acquire “language abilities that enable students to listen, speak, read, and writing well; to communicate effectively with a wide range of audiences in one’s area of expertise as well as on general subjects.” BYU also wants students “to engage successfully in logical reasoning, critical analysis, moral discrimination, creative imagination, and independent thought.”

Learn more about how the University Writing program supports these aims by visiting the links above.