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Professional Writing (Minor)

Program type
Minor
Primary campus
Sir George Williams (SGW)
Duration
3 to 4 years
Start term
Fall, Winter

Why study Professional Writing?

A Minor in Professional Writing gives you communication tools that are essential to today's work environment. Designed for students in any major, the program adds value to all degree programs by training students in areas such as business and technical communication through practical exercises and assignments.

When you take the Minor in Professional Writing, you’ll learn:

  • Contemporary conventions of English grammar, usage, style, punctuation and syntax
  • Techniques of basic copy-editing and proofreading
  • How to communicate written and visual information for different audiences in both technical and business documents
  • How to write and edit interviews, reviews, features and newsletters

Program structure

Program option

This minor must be combined with a major, specialization or honours program.

  • Minor in Professional Writing (24 credits)


Courses


Admission requirements

Minimum cut-off averages

  • Quebec CEGEP: DEC
  • High School: C+
  • University Transfers (internal/external): C
  • Bacc. français: 11
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma: 26

Course requirements for admission

No specific courses required. However:


Additional requirements

English proficiency
Some applicants may be required to write an English language proficiency test with the following minimum scores: TOEFL iBT (internet-based test) – a minimum score of 100 with 22 in the writing component or IELTS – 7.0 overall with a 6.5 in the writing component.


Minimum cut-off averages should be used as indicators. The cut-off data may change depending on the applicant pool. Applicants who meet the stated minimum requirements are not guaranteed admission to these programs.

After your degree

Thanks to Concordia's emphasis on taking an interdisciplinary approach to your field of study, you'll graduate with a depth of knowledge informed by an understanding of how your subject connects to the wider world. You'll be ideally positioned to succeed in a professional role that demands rigorous analytical thinking, sharp communication skills and the ability to approach problem-solving from multiple dimensions. 

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