Professional Writing Minor
The interdisciplinary minor in professional writing introduces you to the many genres of professional writing, providing opportunities to practice your skills in an internship setting.
Courses span the areas of English, Communication Arts, and Computing, and include classes such as Media Writing, Journalism in the 21st Century, Introduction to Creative Non-Fiction, Professional and Technical Writing, Social Media for Organizations and Business, Introduction to Computer Applications, Mobile Computing, as well as others.
Students must complete 22-24 credits for the minor. Courses must be completed with a minimum grade of C- unless otherwise specified, and a 2.0 overall GPA in courses used for the minor is required. A maximum of two transfer courses (3 or 4 credits each) may be applied to the minor. No more than 8 credits used by the student to satisfy major requirements may be used in the minor.
Students should select courses from the following subject areas:
|Select three of the following:||12|
|Introduction to Creative Nonfiction|
|Professional and Technical Writing|
|21st Century Journalism: How the News Works|
Other courses by permission
|Communication Arts Courses|
|Select at least one of the following:||4|
|Fundamentals of Video Production|
|Social Media for Organizations and Business|
|Select one of the following:||4|
|Mobile Computing First and For Most|
Other course by permission
|Select one of the following:||2-4|
Another discipline-based internship approved by the minor supervisor
For more information, contact Susanne Paterson, Associate Professor, Program Coordinator, and minor supervisor.