The ability to communicate effectively is the cornerstone of professional success. Minoring in communication will provide you with the tools and techniques to improve your writing, communication, and critical thinking skills: all qualities that employers value highly.
You'll learn how to:
- read and think critically
- write with style and conviction
- engage with literature—and the world—thoughtfully and analytically
The skills you'll develop are essential in today's competitive job market and can lead to rewarding careers in communications, editing, journalism, public relations, social media, technical writing, web publishing, writing for general and specialized audiences, and many other areas.
The minor will prepare you for graduate study across many disciplines, such as creative and professional writing, education, law, and library/information science.
A minor in communication will supplement your studies in another field, expanding your career options. Choose from topics including internet communications and culture, proposal writing, and speech communications. For the minor, you’ll complete 18 credit hours in English, with a focus on communication.
UMassD's undergraduate experiences include:
- Accelerated Degree Programs: Earn your master's degree with only one additional year of study. Juniors and seniors are eligible to apply.
- MA in Professional Writing & Communication: Develop your professional skills in diverse areas of writing such as technical writing, web authoring, journalism, public relations, and creative writing.
- Graduate certificate in Professional Writing & Communication: In the 4-course certificate program, you'll develop professional writing skills that focus on specific settings, situations, and communities.