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 a professional writing concentration in English and courses used for the minor cannot count towards both the minor and a general English major.