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Journalism & Professional Writing Minor

Journalism & Professional Writing Minor

In this minor, students will learn how to write for an audience as a journalist or a writer in other professional contexts. The sequence requires an Introduction to Professional Writing course and subsequent coursework that focuses on learning different modes of professional writing. Students also have the option of pursuing a capstone project that involves writing in a professional setting, often as part of an internship. Ultimately, the goal of the minor is to prepare students for writing situations and challenges beyond the classroom.

A minor in Journalism & Professional Writing consists of 18-24 credits. College Writing 1 and 2 do not count towards the minor.

Required Courses

  • ENGL.2390 Introduction to Professional Writing1
  • Three writing electives at the 3000-4000 level2
  • Any two English courses

1Prerequisite for 3000-4000 level writing electives.
2Students are encouraged to participate in the English department’s internship program through the practicum course (ENGL.4960). 

Journalism & Professional Writing Electives (3000-4000 level)

Other Relevant Courses

For more information, contact the English Department.