Undergraduate ProgramsProfessional Writing Minor



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.

Have questions?


Janet Goodwin, Associate Director, Writing Programs


Megan Stephan, Faculty Coordinator for Writing in the English Majors & the Professional Writing Minor