"Applying for the Business Communication Emphasis of the Writing Minor

was the smartest thing I did in college" -Megan Singleton, Class of 2012

The Professional Writing Minor

The Professional Writing Minor provides an opportunity for students from any major to develop and perfect communication and writing skills that are commonly used in the business world. In order to prepare for future career opportunities, students learn these skills and practices within two unique courses and an internship during their senior year. The minor is split into three separate tracks so students can focus on what type of writing they want to develop: Business Communication, Multimedia Communication, and Professional Editing.The Business Communication emphasis specifically gives students hand-on experience in the world of professional business writing. Through the capstone courses, students work on a variety of assignments for real clients. These projects help to develop students' written, visual, oral, and collaborative skills. The training students receive gives them an invaluable edge over other graduating seniors as they enter the working world.

Informational Video


"The business communication program prepares you to succeed in whatever professional setting you choose."

-Allan Kapoor, Class of 2012


The success of our students reflects the broad areas of professional development Business Communication minors achieve. Here are some samples of what they have to say


Business Communication students will learn how to create a wide variety of different professional documents--such as memos, status reports, brochures, press releases, policies and procedures and grant proposals.

"From memo-writing to brochure designs, technical instructions to fundraising letters, the Professional Writing Minor gives you all of the practical experience you need!" - Minami Coirin, Class of 2012