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Professional Writing Minor
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Department of Communication

Professional Writing Minor


  • Minor
  • Undergraduate

18 credits

required for minor

18 credits

18 credits

required for minor

The professional writing minor allows students to gain practical writing experience that can be applied to task-specific work assignments. This minor can be an especially advantageous addition to liberal arts majors.

Some classes in this minor include:
  • Writing for Mass Media
  • Journalism Workshop
  • Persuasive Writing
  • Publication Production
  • Freelance Journalism
  • Public Relations Writing and Tactics
  • Writing for the Web
  • Web Content Strategy
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Throughout my experience at Northwestern, my professors have been more than just teachers. They offer mentorship outside the classroom and ensure that you are growing as a person and a Christian. They are great for networking and are constantly encouraging you to apply for internships so you will have a robust resume upon graduation.
Melissa Brookman
Department of Communication, 2018

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Heather Walker Peterson, Ph.D.

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Heather Walker Peterson is interested in the ways in which language, written and spoken, influence spiritual...

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