LSA Writing Requirements

Administered by the Gayle Morris Sweetland Center for Writing, LSA writing requirements consist of a First-Year Writing Requirement and an Upper-Level Writing Requirement. A minimum grade of C-in a Sweetland-approved course is necessary to satisfy each requirement.

The purpose of these writing requirements is to provide students with both beginning and advanced instruction in college-level writing. Courses from the 100 to the 400 level aim to enhance students' critical thinking and writing skills and to prepare them for writing both in their undergraduate years and in their future educational and professional work.

First-Year Writing Requirement (FYWR)
The goal of the First-Year Writing Requirement is to teach students the discipline and skills needed for college-level writing.
Frequently Asked Questions about FYWR

Upper-Level Writing Requirement (ULWR)
The goal of the Upper-Level Writing Requirement is to teach LSA students to recognize and master the writing conventions of their chosen discipline.
Frequently Asked Questions about ULWR