Professional Writing Minor

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Learning to write various content genres for the 21st century professional world is a valuable skill that can support many majors.

The Professional Writing minor introduces students to the realm of digital and technical writing. Whether it’s writing applications for grant funding, managing a company’s social media profile, crafting website content, or constructing manuals for others to follow, this area of study covers a broad spectrum of topics and writing skills needed in every field today. 

Below are majors in each academic School that pair well with the Professional Writing Minor:

Major

Why Pair this Major with a Professional Writing Minor?

English - Creative Writing (Bachelor of Arts)

Learn to write your own fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama  and how those creative skills can translate to digital writing

English - Literature (Bachelor of Arts)

Understand textual analysis, research skills, and argumentation and how these skills can translate to technical and digital writing

Art (Bachelor of Arts) 

Learn to make art, such as graphic design and photography, while also developing your digital writing skills

Art - Studio Art (Bachelor of Arts) 

Learn to make art, such as graphic design and photography, while also developing your digital writing skills

Foreign Languages - French (Bachelor of Arts)

Learn to communicate in another language and how that valuable skill can translate to technical and digital writing

Foreign Languages - Spanish (Bachelor of Arts)

Learn to communicate in another language and how that valuable skill can translate to technical and digital writing

Music - General Music (Bachelor of Arts)

Learn the history of musical composition and how to compose music while learning how to write about music on digital platforms

Major

Why Pair this Major with a Professional Writing Minor?

Management (Bachelor of Science)

Develop your management skills by also honing your professional, technical, and digital writing skills for the 21st century workplace

Management - Entrepreneurship (Bachelor of Science)

Every successful company is built on successful internal communications through effective technical writing, and every successful company must cultivate a successful online presence through effective digital writing

Management - Human Resource Management (Bachelor of Science)

Successful management of human resources requires a company or organization to create effective internal and external documents, policies, and procedures built on effective technical and digital communication

Management - Information Management/E-Commerce (Bachelor of Science)

Complement your study of information management and e-commerce by honing your digital writing skills

Marketing (Bachelor of Science)

Learn to market a product or service to consumers more effectively by developing your digital writing skills

Communication - Broadcasting (Bachelor of Arts)

Learn to broadcast video and audio images while developing your digital writing skills that will assist you in producing effective and meaningful ones

Communication - Digital Journalism (Bachelor of Arts)

Develop your journalistic writing alongside your digital and technical writing in general

Communication - Public Relations (Bachelor of Arts)

Learn the art of reputation management while learning how you can craft digital content about your client

Major

Why Pair this Major with a Professional Writing Minor?

Family and Consumer Sciences - Merchandising (Bachelor of Science)

As you prepare for careers in retailing, management, and fashion promotion, develop the digital writing skills needed for promoting your merchandise online in careers like fashion blogger

Family and Consumer Sciences - Hospitality and Culinary Management (Bachelor of Science)

As you learn to manage institutional and commercial foodservice establishments, develop the digital writing skills needed for promoting your culinary arts online in careers like food or travel blogger

Major

Why Pair this Major with a Professional Writing Minor?

Sport Management and Recreation Studies - Recreational Leadership (Bachelor of Science)

Learn to manage indoor and outdoor recreational programs and facilities for all age groups while developing your technical and digital writing skills needed to promote a program online or write a grant for funding, etc.

Sport Management and Recreation Studies - Sport Management (Bachelor of Science)

Learn all aspects of sport management while developing your technical and digital writing skills needed in many facets of this career, from marketing and public relations to event planning

Major

Why Pair this Major with a Professional Writing Minor?

Mathematics - Traditional (Bachelor of Science)

Develop your mathematical knowledge alongside your digital and technical writing skills

Computer Science - Information Assurance (Bachelor of Science)

Develop your knowledge of computer science alongside your digital and technical writing skills

Computer Science - Game Development (Bachelor of Science)

Develop your knowledge of computer science alongside your digital and technical writing skills

Computer Science - General (Bachelor of Science)

Develop your knowledge of computer science alongside your digital and technical writing skills

Computer Information Systems - Information Assurance (Bachelor of Science)

Develop your knowledge of computer information systems alongside your digital and technical writing skills

Computer Information Systems - Web Development (Bachelor of Science)

Develop your knowledge of computer information systems alongside your digital and technical writing skills

Computer Information Systems - General (Bachelor of Science)

Develop your knowledge of computer information systems alongside your digital and technical writing skills

Major

Why Pair this Major with a Professional Writing Minor?

Political Science (Bachelor of Arts)

Learn about government at all levels while learning to craft messaging and all forms of professional communication through the study of technical and digital writing

Psychology (Bachelor of Science)

Learn more about the human mind and behavior and how these affect the craft of digital and technical composition

Sociology (Bachelor of Arts)

Work to find solutions to social problems by honing your technical and digital writing skills, useful for grant writing, preparing manuals, and crafting messaging for online platforms

Sociology (Bachelor of Science)

Work to find solutions to social problems by honing your technical and digital writing skills, useful for grant writing, preparing manuals, and crafting messaging for online platforms

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