Professional and Creative Writing

Good writing skills are a necessity. Whether you are composing a cover letter, a blog, a white paper, a poem, or a story, you will find that perfecting the craft of written communication is vital to professional success and personal creative fulfillment.

We are bombarded with content equivalent to 174 newspapers each day, according to a 2011 study by the University of California. (And that conclusion was based on information from 2007.) To get someone’s attention, your writing must really stand out.

A minor in Professional and Creative Writing will help you develop skills in a variety of settings designed to provide a full exploration of genres. Options range from feature writing for magazines and the web to newspaper journalism and creative writing such as poetry and fiction.

Future careers, post-grad opportunities

A minor in Professional and Creative Writing will enable you to develop skills in research, writing, critical thinking, and communication, which are in demand in all professions. You will also be well prepared to pursue graduate studies in a number of fields.