Coming soon

Anticipated date for this program to receive its first cohort is May 1, 2020.

The Professional Writing Minor is an interdisciplinary degree in writing and editing for business, science and the arts. Housed within the Department of English, the professional writing minor provides students with knowledge and skills much in demand by employers in government, business, social service, and community organizations. Take courses in Technical Writing and Editing, Policy Writing, Advanced Grammar, and Organizational Communication, among others. 15-credit "options" are also available in Professional Editing or Technical Writing.

This program is offered in English only.

The table below includes only the discipline-specific courses. Please refer to the Academic Regulations for information on the possible combinations available within the Faculty Arts. 

ENG 1320 - English Grammar for Professional Writers and Editors 13 Units
ENG 2301The Writing Process3 Units
ENG 3180 - Editing Documents for Business, Science, and Technology3 Units
ENG 3181 - Editing in Arts and Humanities Publishing3 Units
3 course units from:3 Units
Writing for Digital Media I: Fundamentals of Digital Literacy
ENG 2380 - Introduction to Technical Writing
Writing for Digital Media II
ENG 3182 - Policy Writing and Writing for Government
Post-Editing and Technical Writing for Translators
Total: 15 Units