Minor in Writing


The minor in Writing is taken by students in a variety of majors. Students in the minor can specialize in Creative Writing, Technical Writing, or Rhetoric and Composition.

Why Study Writing?

Students studying English form, evaluate, and master the language. They critique and create art forms such as poetry, drama, and the novel. A bachelor's degree is usually sufficient for entry in many industries but for college or university educators a Ph.D. is recommended. A Minor in English can be good preparation for continued graduate or professional training in areas such as English, law, political science/government, public administration, psychology, counseling, communications, and religious studies (i.e., seminary).

Application Information

Minors can only be declared by current Illinois State students. Current students can use the Apply to Your Program tool on My.IllinoisState.edu.

Application Period

Applications are accepted year round and reviewed at the end of every September and February.

Academic Advising

Name Office Email Phone
Mark Vegter  Stevenson Hall 414J  mavegte@ilstu.edu  (309) 438-5783