Our interdisciplinary minor in Writing is designed to complement your existing major and signal your recognition that written (and oral) communication skills are essential to success in any career. Whether your major is in the natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, or a professional field, the writing minor enhances your career readiness and helps ensure you will succeed.
Communication skills consistently rank among the top ten skills employers seek from college graduates. For example, the National Association of Colleges and Employers’ 2014 employer survey found that written and oral communication ranked second and seventh, with leadership and teamwork tied for first*. Our Writing minor, with its mix of foundational, professional and discipline-specific writing components and emphasis on collaborative work, will enable you to build all four of these highly desirable skills.
The interdisciplinary Writing minor is highly flexible, enabling you to complete most of the requirements while fulfilling Core and major requirements. By completing foundational, professional and disciplinary writing courses, you gain both a breadth and depth of experience writing in a range of contexts. We also encourage you to seek internship opportunities as part of the minor to gain hands-on experience using the new skills you are learning. We consider existing courses in a range of other UNE programs for inclusion in the Writing minor.
If you would like to add this valuable minor to your UNE transcript, please talk to a professor in the English department or with your academic advisor about pursuing a minor in Writing.