A key role in business communication
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.
Undergraduate programs and requirements
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.
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.