OVERVIEW OF DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
Minimum number of credits required to earn minor: 18
GPA requirements to earn minor: Students graduating with a minor in a CLAS field must earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better in the courses in the minor field that are credited toward completion of the minor.
Minimum Grade requirements for courses to count toward minor: A “C-” or better is required in all Professional Writing Minor courses.
Other requirements: A minimum of 9 credit hours must be completed at the University of Maine.
Contact Information: Department of English, 581-3822, firstname.lastname@example.org
Students from all fields of study can add a professional credential to a degree by studying the kinds of writing that will be important to their professions. Courses in the minor enable students to analyze audiences and writing situations and to write persuasively in professional contexts. Students learn to develop newsletters, to write reports and proposals, and to prepare other paper and electronic texts in corporate and nonprofit settings. Students also may learn to prepare operating manuals, instructions, specifications, and other technical documents.