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Syracuse University, College of Arts and Sciences

Minor in Professional and Technical Writing

General Information

Catalog Description

Professional and technical writers are responsible for clearly and accurately communicating complex information to a variety of specialized audiences in fields as diverse as healthcare, law, science, technology, business and government. They also create usable, accessible publications and websites. The Minor in Professional and Technical Writing (PTW) offers students the opportunity to learn the theories and skills of professional communication. As a PTW minor, you’ll develop written, visual, and oral documents and publications as well as learn how they are used in local, national and international contexts.

Admissions Requirements

The PTW minor is available to all students. It’s a perfect minor for students studying in the STEM fields, education, business, and social sciences as well as for Writing majors who want to further develop their knowledge of this area. The PTW minor is also a great fit for adult learners who wish to supplement their degree with a professionally-oriented qualification, and any student pursuing a career in technical writing/communication.