Creative & Professional Writing Minor

Writing matters—a lot.

For an employer reading your resume or cover letter, your writing will represent the way your mind works. In school, writing skills will improve your grades on papers and presentations. In the workplace, the stakes are higher and the power of the pen must not be underestimated. Research shows that employers value workers who can think creatively and communicate effectively. The strongest communicators have an edge in getting interviews, landing jobs, and advancing in careers. Whether you seek to become a professional writer or a writing teacher at a community college; whether you seek to enhance your resume, enter graduate or professional school, or improve your job performance, our minors can meet your objective. The bottom line: A minor in creative and professional writing can add value to any major or degree and can advance you along many career paths. The program requirements can be found at this link.

Why choose a minor in Creative & Professional Writing?

Writing programs are a fast and flexible way for undergraduates to boost their resumes. The minor features small, writing-intensive courses covering forms of writing that you might not have tried before. A Creative & Professional Writing minor will position you to write your own ticket as an employee or as an entrepreneur.

What Will You Learn?

Coursework in rhetoric, writing, reading, and pedagogical inquiry explores best practices and outcome-based assessment, peer review/response, process/product emphasis, and diversity.

What Will You Do?

Popular Careers for Writers include:

  • Proposal Manager
  • Communications Manager
  • Senior Technical Writer
  • Senior Copywriter
  • Technical Writer
  • Managing Editor
  • Web Content Specialist
  • Legal Secretary
  • Publications Editor
  • Paralegal/Legal Assistant
  • Copywriter
  • Web Content Editor
  • Secondary School Teacher
  • Public Relations (PR) Specialist
  • Proofreader
  • Grant Writer
  • Social Media Manager
  • Assistant Editor
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Editorial Assistant