Dec 04, 2023  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Professional Writing Minor

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UNLV’s Minor in Professional Writing is a seven-course (21 credit hour) English Department program open to all majors and working professionals. The program strengthens your workplace written communication skills or prepares you for a career as a professional writer.

Please see the UNLV College of Liberal Arts Department of English web page at for information about department programs, faculty and facilities.  Degree worksheets are available at Minor in Professional Writing | Academics | University of Nevada, Las Vegas (




Please see advising information at the UNLV College of Liberal Arts Wilson Advising Center





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Learning Outcomes

Students will:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in designing, writing, and editing print and digital texts for a variety of audiences and purposes in professional contexts.
  • Demonstrate project management skills.
  • Exhibit a complex understanding of common professional writing genres.
  • Exhibit an ability to collaborate effectively at all stages of a writing project.
  • Exhibit visual design awareness and acuity.
  • Apply a broad repertoire of research and critical-thinking skills that reflect an awareness of cultural contexts.
  • Develop strategies for learning digital/software applications and acquiring expertise.

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