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Professional Writing Minor

  • Location IconBrookings Main Campus

Words have power.

The Professional Writing Minor will prepare students from all disciplines to write persuasively, clearly, and effectively in professional settings, thereby contributing to the economic growth of the State and region. English majors who have professional writing backgrounds find careers as editors, publishers, copywriters, website designers, writers and free-lance writers, and grant writers in business, government, academia, and the non-profit sector. Non-English majors may also elect to complete the proposed minor in Professional Writing. Combining the Professional Writing minor with majors in areas such as Biology, Chemistry, or Agronomy will provide more intense writing skill development for students. This combination will make them more marketable for positions in their specific discipline which require higher level writing skills.

Still deciding? Reflecting on your values, interests, personality traits, and skills will provide valuable insight as you explore major and career choices. FOCUS 2 CAREER, a self-guided assessment, education and career planning program, will help you do just that. SDSU students may access FOCUS 2 CAREER by using the code: jacks. After completing FOCUS 2 CAREER, you may find it helpful to discuss your results with a career coach in the Office of Career Development.