Professional Communications Minor (13-Credit)

The Interdisciplinary Minor in Professional Communications provides students with the opportunity to develop high-level skills in multimedia communications. These professional communications skills are increasingly and urgently required by businesses, public sector and non-governmental organizations, and in the fields of healthcare and science. A range of relevant courses enables students to hone their skills in professional writing, using both traditional formats and new media platforms, and to prepare and deliver in-person and Web-based presentations. The 13-credit Minor is designed for students majoring in various departments within the Schools of Arts and Humanities, Social and Natural Sciences, and Nursing and Health Sciences. These majors include but are not limited to English, Multimedia Journalism, Computer Graphics and Imaging, Business Administration, Health Services Education and Promotion, Health Services Administration, and Nursing. Students from any department seeking to burnish their professional writing and presentation skills for the twenty-first-century marketplace will find the Minor in Professional Communications an invaluable complement to their chosen major.

Degree Requirements

Undergraduate students may declare the Minor in Professional Communications upon successful completion of ENG 111 and ENG 121. Students satisfy the requirements for the 13-credit Professional Communications Minor by taking four courses, three of which are at the 300-level.

Writing Skills Core (4 credits):

Credits
ENW 201Advanced Expository Writing

4

Professional Writing Elective (3 credits):

Credits
ENW 300Business Writing

3

ENW 304Nonprofit Grant Writing

3

ENW 3070Health and Science Writing

3

ENW 333Marketing and PR Writing

3

ENW 335Technical Writing

3

Multimedia Communication Courses (6 credits):

Credits
ENW 3100Writing for New Media

3

ENW 3200Professional Communications and Presentations Seminar

3