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College Of Arts And Sciences
Professional Writing
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Why Study Professional Writing?

Advanced knowledge of professional writing helps learners in all disciplines become better prepared to write successfully in professional environments. This minor complements any major, as professional writing skills are necessary in many upper-level courses and highly valued in most professions. Students are encouraged to complete an experientially-based project under a Program in Writing and Rhetoric faculty member’s mentorship.

AREAS OF STUDY:
  • Grammar & Style
  • Writing Workshop
  • Grant Writing
  • Technical Communication

Ready to take the next step?

SAMPLE COURSES:

  • Writing for Your Profession
  • The Personal Essay
  • Analytic and Argumentative Writing
  • Critical Writing Seminar

ADMISSION INFO:

Completion of the minor requires 21 credits. At least 15 of the 21 credits must be taken at Stony Brook University. Transfer credits are awarded by permission of the Program in Writing and Rhetoric’s Undergraduate Program Director.

After Graduation

Your college decision isn't really about the next four years. We get it. It’s about what doors are opened by your degree and whether those opportunities are what you had envisioned for yourself. Nearly 95% of SBU grads go to professional or graduate school. Here's a snapshot of what life after graduation looks like for some of them.

CAREER OPTIONS:

  • Politics Writer
  • Newsletter Writer
  • Brand Writer
  • Article Writer

RECENT EMPLOYERS:

  • Bustle Digital Group
  • Washington Post
  • eJam
  • Teambuilding.com

Interested in this Minor?

Program in Writing and Rhetoric

Chair: Roger Thompson

Office: 2005 Humanities

Phone: (631) 632-7390

College Of Arts And Sciences
Professional Writing
Back to all Programs

Why Study Professional Writing?

Advanced knowledge of professional writing helps learners in all disciplines become better prepared to write successfully in professional environments. This minor complements any major, as professional writing skills are necessary in many upper-level courses and highly valued in most professions. Students are encouraged to complete an experientially-based project under a Program in Writing and Rhetoric faculty member’s mentorship.

AREAS OF STUDY:
  • Grammar & Style
  • Writing Workshop
  • Grant Writing
  • Technical Communication

Ready to take the next step?

SAMPLE COURSES:

  • Writing for Your Profession
  • The Personal Essay
  • Analytic and Argumentative Writing
  • Critical Writing Seminar

ADMISSION INFO:

Completion of the minor requires 21 credits. At least 15 of the 21 credits must be taken at Stony Brook University. Transfer credits are awarded by permission of the Program in Writing and Rhetoric’s Undergraduate Program Director.

After Graduation

Your college decision isn't really about the next four years. We get it. It’s about what doors are opened by your degree and whether those opportunities are what you had envisioned for yourself. Nearly 95% of SBU grads go to professional or graduate school. Here's a snapshot of what life after graduation looks like for some of them.

CAREER OPTIONS:

  • Politics Writer
  • Newsletter Writer
  • Brand Writer
  • Article Writer

RECENT EMPLOYERS:

  • Bustle Digital Group
  • Washington Post
  • eJam
  • Teambuilding.com

Interested in this Minor?

Program in Writing and Rhetoric

Chair: Roger Thompson

Office: 2005 Humanities

Phone: (631) 632-7390

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