Although you’ll be increasing your communication skills through many courses across all undergraduate majors, you can hone your writing skills even more by completing either minor program. The Minor in Professional Writing focuses on applying writing expertise to any major, from where you’ll draw your content knowledge. The Minor in Journalism provides more specialized attention to the world of newswriting. In either minor, your demonstrated knowledge in writing complements the content knowledge from your major field—whether business, science, social science, and so on.
Courses in Professional Writing provide practical learning through hands-on assignments, experiential projects, and service learning; in all cases, you’ll have the opportunity to develop a professional portfolio of publications to substantiate your success in this field. Other available opportunities include writing or editing for our student newspaper, The Dome, as well as other media groups on campus. Students may also achieve membership in SCJ—Society for Collegiate Journalists. Overall, you’ll find the faculty in Professional Writing & Journalism to be knowledgeable, available, and supportive.
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