The Professional Writing Minor
Did you know that writing is the number one job skill? What are you doing to prepare yourself?
The University Writing Program offers a professional writing minor that will provide students with advanced instruction in writing, guided reflection on writing processes, and opportunities to gain practical experience in writing.
The minor serves those students who wish to both study and practice writing: those who are planning careers as professional writers or editors (journalists, fund-raisers, technical writers), as well as those whose academic and professional careers will demand advanced writing skills. Courses in the minor will teach students about the various forms of writing they are likely to encounter, provide opportunities to experiment with their writing processes, and teach techniques for modifying their writing styles for different audiences and formats.
The writing minor offers four benefits:
- Extended writing expertise and knowledge;
- Pre-professional training in writing;
- Preparation for graduate or professional school;
- Certification of writing expertise.
Faculty advisor: Gary Sue Goodman (email@example.com)