The minor will emphasize writing skills ranging from technical writing, understanding semantics and linguistics, social writing, rhetorical persuasion, non-fiction creative writing, and digital and/or online writing.  Students who complete this minor will have honed the skills necessary for writing for professional audiences and a general public.

The minor cannot be taken by students who pursue the digital, public and professional writing concentration in English and courses used for the minor cannot count towards both the minor and a general English major.