Writing Minor

The 20-credit minor in writing is an excellent complement to a degree in any other field. Students in this minor come from all five schools at the College and represent a wide variety of majors.

General Requirements

All Writing minors take 4 credits at the 100-level, 8 credits at the 200-level, and 8 credits at the 300-level or above. 


All writing courses in the minor should be taken in the Department of Writing and taken for a grade to count toward the minor. Writing courses at the 200-level or above must be completed with a 'C' of better. 

Academic Writing I (WRTG 10600) and Ithaca College Seminars in Writing (ICSM 108xx, 118xx) do not count toward the writing minor.

Up to 8 credits in the writing minor may overlap with a student’s writing requirements in a major.

Other Opportunities

Seniors who qualify may propose independent studies or serve as an apprentice to a professor in a first-year writing course. Also, for students with the appropriate preparatory courses, credit-bearing internships are available locally during the academic year. The department also sponsors a credit-bearing summer internship program in writing and publishing at both national and local sites, as well as at the London Center. Internships are in journalism, publishing, public relations, and writing for corporate and non-profit organizations.

Join Us

Interested in declaring a minor in Writing?

Contact Joan Marcus
Writing Minor Coordinator
420 Smiddy Hall
Department of Writing
(607) 274-3470