Professional and Technical Writing Minor

Writing is a foundational skill in most professional fields. The professional and technical writing minor provides guided practice in designing and producing the kinds of visual and verbal communication expected in the workplace. In this program, students prepare a vast array of deliverable in a variety of genres and media while learning the importance of process, audience analysis, user-centered design, visual rhetoric, strong grammar skills and professionalism. The professional and technical writing minor is a strong pairing with majors in the sciences, humanities or any field where workplace writing is an expectation.

Degree Requirements

Core Courses (8 credits)

WRI 281Technical Writing

4

WRI 381Technical and Professional Editing

4

Total Credit Hours:8

Electives (12 credits)

Choose from the following list of courses.
CHE 233LOrganic Chemistry I Laboratory

1

CHE 235LOrganic Chemistry II Laboratory

1

CHE 420Advanced Biochemistry

4

CHE 430Advanced Instrumental Chemistry

4

CHE 430LAdvanced Instrumental Chemistry Laboratory

0

CHE 451Introduction to Research

1-4

CHE 460Introduction to Forensic Research

1-4

COM 225Media Writing

4

COM 232Visual Literacy

4

COM 301Introduction to Organizational Communication

4

COM 302Digital Arts for Professional Communication

4

COM 315Web Design

4

COM 327Communication and Law

4

ENG 205Advanced English Grammar

4

ENG 370Printing, Publishing and Book Arts

4

JOU 271News Reporting and Writing

4

JOU 273Practicum in Student Publications

1-4

JOU 371Feature Writing

4

LJA 211Legal Research and Writing

4

WRI 200Introduction to Creative Writing

4

WRI 230-239Special Topics

1-4

WRI 242Publication Editing and Design

2-4

WRI 245Yearbook Publication

2

WRI 285Information Design

4

WRI 485-489Directed Professional Writing

1-4

WRI 490Writing Internship

1-10

Total Credit Hours:12

Total Credit Hours: 20