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A minor is an optional component of a student’s degree that will be reflected on the student’s transcript. Minors are an excellent way for students to customize their learning experience and craft a degree program that is uniquely theirs. Students can even earn multiple minors to supplement a bachelor's degree. For example, students pursuing a degree in interpersonal communication might find that a minor in sociology is an excellent pairing, while a student pursuing a degree in public administration might add a minor in sustainability issues to help create a cleaner, greener future. And in some cases, employers offer bonuses or higher salaries to employees who have a foreign language minor.

The Technical Writing minor focuses on building skills in writing, editing, and presentation for the area of business, science and technology. Technical writers are the conduit between software developers, scientists, doctors, attorneys, and other experts and the end users of products. They translate complicated processes to make them useful to people all over the world.  The Technical Writing minor complements any degree in science or business, but is most often paired with a computer science, management, or science degree. 

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A Technical Writing minor complements a range of majors in both the College of Liberal Arts and elsewhere in the university. Some of these are:

  • Political Science
  • Business
  • Marketing
  • English
  • Philosophy
  • Sociology
  • Management

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