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Minor in Professional Writing

An image of an Ifixit projectStudents in the minor have opportunities to study writing in many areas, including technical writing, professional document design, journalism, science writing, and other areas. You can plan your professional writing course list to match your goals.

In ENG 416, students work with to create repair manuals for small devices.


The professional writing minor requires 18 credits. Refer to the Minor in Professional Writing Checklist (PDF).

Core Courses (Everyone needs to take these) (9 credits):

Electives (9 credits)
Everyone takes 9 credits of electives. The following list includes courses people typically take to fulfill the elective credits, but because this minor is meant to help you develop professionally, other courses can be substituted for one or more of these:

Students also substitute courses in Communication and Computer Science to round out their minor. Be sure to get approval for any substitutions before you register and take courses.