In this minor program, you’ll take a variety of courses focused on persuasive communication within organizational and professional contexts. You’ll learn the basic rhetorical principles to produce effective writing in business, science and technical fields, including what makes writing work, or fall short, in these contexts. The program also includes a strong practical component, meaning you’ll gain extensive experience producing business writing, professional writing, scientific writing and technical writing. You’ll graduate with a writing portfolio that will showcase your written and oral communication skills for future employers. Career avenues for graduates with this minor include corporate communications; technical writer; grant writer; web content developer; healthcare communications; public relations or marketing professional; business or nonprofit manager; and creative arts administrator.