Undergraduate ProgramsProfessional Writing Minor

Overview

WHY STUDY PROFESSIONAL WRITING?

Are you looking for that extra edge to prepare you for an internship, graduate school or a career? Excellent writing skills make a difference!

Through courses that understand “writing” as encompassing written, oral, visual, and electronic multimodal communication, students in the Professional Writing Minor will acquire the intellectual and practical skills needed to perform well as strong writers and communicators in their working lives after UCLA. While the Professional Writing Minor is overseen by the UCLA Department of English in collaboration with Writing Programs, the Minor is open to students across all disciplines.

Begin creating a digital portfolio of your work, learn to write a successful proposal or pitch to a specific audience, practice the art of public speaking, design effective visual documents, tighten your grammar and editing skills, learn to communicate sophisticated ideas or research in an accessible way—all this awaits you in the Professional Writing Minor.

IMPORTANT DATES

WINTER 2020

January
3 – Application deadline for Winter 2020 applicants. Applications received after this date will be reviewed during Spring 2020 (see below).
24 – Winter applicants notified via email of application status.
27-31 – Advising appointments for new minors. Meet with the Professional Writing Minor advisors during these dates to be declared in time for Spring enrollment!

 February
13 – First enrollment pass for Spring 2020. Only declared minors can enroll in PWM classes!
20 – Second enrollment pass for Spring 2020. Non-declared minors may enroll in PWM classes if space is available.

SPRING 2020

May
1 – Application deadline for Spring 2020 applicants. Applications received after this date will be reviewed during Fall 2020 (see below).
15 – Spring applicants notified via email of application status.
18-29 – Advising appointments for new minors. Meet with the Professional Writing Minor advisors during these dates to be declared in time for Fall enrollment!

June

Enrollment dates for Fall 2020 TBA

SUMMER 2020

June – August

Applications received during Summer 2020 will be reviewed on a rolling basis for Fall 2020 acceptance.

See PWM course offerings during Summer Sessions here! Declared and non-declared minors are welcome to enroll.

Have questions?

Contact:

Janet Goodwin, Associate Director, Writing Programs
goodwin@ucla.edu

Megan Stephan, Faculty Coordinator for Writing in the English Majors & the Professional Writing Minor
mastephan@g.ucla.edu