Why minor in Writing?

For many students, a minor in writing provides an avenue where students can express themselves in a variety of genres. It’s a minor designed not just for English majors; the wide variety of classes provide additional coursework in advanced writing for students in any academic discipline.  Strengthen your writing skills in nonfiction and practical writing by taking Creative Nonfiction, Business Writing, Professional Writing, or Writing for the Media.  If you have a creative bent that you would like to develop, we offer Scriptwriting, poetry, and fiction.  

Your Future

A writing minor positions students well to apply for and pursue a Master of Fine Arts degree (MFA).  A Writing minor is also a solid complement to a variety of our degree programs, such as Humanities, Youth Ministries, or Intercultural Studies.

Your Next Step

Review our course requirements and find out how a minor in Writing can round out your bachelor's degree from CIU.


Featured Faculty: 
Steve Baarendse, Professor of English Steve Baarendse
Professor of English, Humanities Program Director

B.A., Taylor University; M.A., Indiana University; Ph.D., University of South Carolina

Dr. Sandra Young Sandra Young
Liberal Arts Division Chair, English Program Director, Professor of English

B.A., George Fox University; Certificate in Bible, Columbia International University; M.A.T. in English, The Citadel; Ph.D. in English, University of South Carolina; teacher, Charleston County School District, 1999-2001; Faculty member, Columbia College, 2006-2013; Faculty, Columbia...Read More...