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Technical and Professional Writing

Professional & technical writing at SFA


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.

See the unofficial degree plan.

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.



Department of English and Creative Writing
Dr. Liz Tasker Davis, Chair

Dugas Liberal Arts North
Room 203

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 13007, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962