Writing Minor

The 21-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 Argument.
  • Minors must then take one of these three courses: Personal Essay OR Writing for the Workplace OR Creative Nonfiction.
  • Five additional courses (or 15 credits) complete the minor. Of these five, two (6 credits) must be at the 300 level. Only two courses at the 100 level may count toward the writing minor.

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
403 Smiddy Hall
Department of Writing
(607) 274-3470