Because our major and minor are small credit hours, they can be easily combined with other majors and minors. To figure out what will work best for you, we like to talk to you about your life goals. We recommend setting up an appointment with an advisor from the Program, which you can obtain by contacting Joseph Csicsila.
If You Love Writing
Many of our students love writing, so they often pair up with creative writing; journalism; or language, literature, and writing. This enables students to follow their passion while also honing their skills so that they can be employed after college.
If You Want to Go Into Corporate, Nonprofit or Social Media
For students who enjoy these careers, we often pair with communications, marketing, public relations, business, or nonprofit administration. These pairings create strong portfolios with many projects, which makes you more marketable in these industries. In addition, the qualitative analytical skills that the professional writing courses build are a complement to the quantitative skills of business or marketing.
If You Love Teaching
Our major and minor overlap nicely with education because you learn 1) how to write for a school setting and 2) how to teach writing specifically. For these students, we often pair with the language, literature, and writing for teachers.
If You Want to Specialize in STEM, Computer, or Social Sciences
Several of our students pair with surprising majors or minors because they want to write within a particular industry. For example, we have had psychology or social work majors who want to write for government; finance majors who want to write in the banking industry; or computer science majors who want to write in that industry.