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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 at least 18 credits, 9 of which must be at the 3000 level or above Journalism & Professional Writing Electives.

Required Course (3 credits)

  • ENGL.2390 Introduction to Professional Writing

Journalism & Professional Writing Electives (9 credits)

Choose 3 courses from the following:

1Students are encouraged to participate in the English Department’s internship program through the Internship I course (ENGL.4960). 

Other English Electives (6 credits)

Choose any 2 English courses (ENGL.xxxx). ENGL.1010 College Writing I and ENGL.1020 College Writing II do not count towards the minor.

For more information, contact the English Department.