Admission to the program will normally be after your second year; plan on taking the prerequisite as soon as you can. When you apply for the minor, you must have the following:
- An average grade of B or better in the prerequisite writing courses
(see below) and a B+ average overall
- Permission of the Professional Writing Advisor.
In addition, you must be doing a majors or an honours elsewhere in the University. There is no standalone minor in Professional Writing.
Before declaring the Professional Writing minor, you must have any two (i.e., 3 units) of the following courses: with a minimum grade of B in each course:
- ENGL 115
- ENGL 125
- ENGL 146
- ENGL 147
- ENGL 215
- ENGL 225
- ECON 225
- ENGR 240
You may choose (indeed, you're strongly encouraged) to be part of the Coop program. In that case, you will also be governed by the Arts and Writing Coop regulations as set out in the University Calendar.
Declaring Your Minor
Declare your minor by speaking to an academic advisor. You must also declare a major or an honors program (which you can do first).