Requirements for the Writing Minor *NOTE: For students who began Fall 2011 or after
The Writing Minor allows students to choose the forms and genres of writing they most wish to practice. Minors choose from courses in essay writing, media writing, creative writing, business writing, environmental writing, and more. The Writing Minor is highly adaptable and can be combined with any major to help students to develop the critical skill of writing effectively in their respective fields.
According to a recent survey of CSBSJU Business Alumni, the overwhelming majority reported how writing skills are crucial. To succeed in their Business careers, they need the skills "to compose concise and understandable emails, well-constructed business reports, executive summaries on research issues, etc."
Our department supplements the study of writing with numerous events and opportunities - including internships, student readings, and visiting writers. Contact us to find out how to create a concentration in writing that complements your career goals and individual interests.
Zainab Oke, Accounting Major/Writing Minor, Class of 2015
"As an accounting major with an aptitude for writing, the writing minor lets me delve into my creative elements which accounting does not allow. While limited in options due to the scope of a minor, I was able to take classes within different capacities of writing - all of which are well-balanced with my varied interests. At the end of the day my writing minor lays the foundation for whatever creative and analytical writing will be required of me now and in future designations."
- "A demonstrated capacity to think critically, communicate clearly, and solve complex problems is more important than [a candidate's] undergraduate major." (Read the key findings of the AACU study here.)