The Rollins Professional Writing Minor helps students who love writing to apply their passion in a competitive market for professional and technical writers. Students hone their writing style while learning specific professional writing genres in various traditional and digital platforms. They also become adept at judging situations and audiences for the most effective communication. Finally, they come to understand professional writing as a social practical with ethical implications, affecting society and individuals. Successful students will emerge as reflective and articulate writers able to contribute effectively to civic, academic, and professional endeavors in the twenty-first century.
Students seeking a minor in writing with a concentration in professional writing take six (6) courses: three (3) core courses and three (3) electives, one of which must be 300-level or above. In addition, students must submit a writing portfolio to the department in the semester of graduation.