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Technical Writing Minor

The interdisciplinary minor in technical writing provides students a focused understanding of technical writing, editing, and design skills for the workplace. It can be completed entirely online to serve professionals already working in careers as well as students planning to begin professional or technical careers. The minor provides practical, hands-on skills as well as opportunities for service learning with real-world clients. Note: Students in the Professional and Creative Writing major may not enroll in the Technical Writing Minor.

Admission Requirements
Admission to the program requires an application approved by the English Department. Apply for the minor here.

Graduation Requirements
Successful completion of required and elective courses with a minimum of C in all courses.

Course of Study

Required Courses (9 credits)

  • ENG 310 - Technical Writing Credits: (4)
  • ENG 404 - Advanced Technical Writing Credits: (5)

Information Design Course (5 credits)

Choose one from the following:

  • ASP 435 - Accessible Information Design Credits: (5)
  • ENG 315 - Visual Rhetoric and Document Design Credits: (5)

Approved Electives (11-15 credits)

  • ASP 305 - Accessibility and User Experience Credits: (3)
  • ASP 435 - Accessible Information Design Credits: (5)
  • ENG 301 - Rhetoric for Professional Writers Credits: (5)
  • ENG 315 - Visual Rhetoric and Document Design Credits: (5)
  • ENG 456 - Studies in Rhetoric Credits: (5) (No more than 5 credits of ENG 456 may be applied to the minor)
  • ENG 472 - Research Methods for Workplace Writers Credits: (5)
  • ENG 473 - Grant Writing: Theory and Practice Credits: (5)
  • IT 248 - Web Fundamentals Credits: (4)


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