Our bachelor’s degree in English offers an optional minor in writing. More than ever, employers value strong writers and communicators, who tend to advance more quickly in their chosen careers. Skilled writers are in demand in all sectors, including business, government, education and nonprofit. Writers are an indispensable part of today’s information society. The writing minor is also offered to non-English majors.
Our English writing minor offers courses in technical writing, creative writing, nonfiction writing, fiction writing, linguistics, composition, rhetoric, and more. Our graduates are well grounded in writing theory and practice, and are proficient in critical thinking and communication skills. Students have the opportunity to gain valuable experience working for the university’s Picayune Literary Magazine. The university’s Sigma Tau Delta chapter, an international English honor society, give students the opportunity to submit essays for publication and attend professional conferences.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, national demand for skilled writers continues to grow, with job growth especially strong for technical writing. Other potential career paths include digital media writing, journalism, editing, web content writing, print and digital publishing, blogging, magazine writing, creative writing, copywriting, grant writing, teaching, and more.
An English writing minor is excellent preparation for a wide range of graduate programs and provides a solid foundation for law school.
Our dedicated English faculty has expertise in technical writing, nonfiction writing, creative writing, autobiographical writing, linguistics, Chicana/o literature, American literature, and more.
Find out more about the English writing minor at Highlands today by calling 800.338.6648 or submitting the form to the right.