A key role in organizations
Technical and professional writers are in demand to explain ideas, technologies and products to people who need to understand or use them. A minor in technical and professional writing gives you the skills to work in almost any field, including high-technology industries, business, government and nonprofit organizations.
In addition to writing and editing many types of documents as a technical or professional writer, you might also manage writing and communication projects to ensure consistency and clarity across documents.
Writing skills for a complex, changing workplace
The ability to explain complex subject matter clearly in writing is an increasingly critical workplace skill. If you have good writing skills and a knack for understanding the way things work, a minor in technical and professional writing could be your ticket to a challenging and fulfilling career.
Minor in technical and professional writing
The SFA technical and professional writing minor is designed to prepare students with the skills to pursue a career as a technical or professional writer. For students with major concentrations in technical fields, this minor complements your technical training with the in-demand writing skills for those professions.
To learn more about the requirements of this program, please see the Undergraduate Bulletin or discuss with your advisor.
Visit the English & Creative Writing department office for a course list.
Graduate programs and requirements
Are you looking for something more advanced? We also offer a graduate certificate in professional writing. This is a 12-hour graduate program. Read more about this advanced certificate in professional writing.