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Writing, Rhetoric & Communication

Writing, Rhetoric & Communication

Enhance your studies with skills and knowledge in writing and communication by choosing the writing, rhetoric & communication minor.

You'll learn how to:

  • read and think critically
  • write with style and conviction
  • develop strong research and organizational skills
  • communicate effectively through written and oral presentations
  • utilize traditional and digital media

Our award-winning faculty members specialize in a wide and diverse range of fields such as creative nonfiction, composition and rhetoric, fiction, technical writing, and many more.

The skills you'll develop as an English & Communication minor 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. You'll also be prepared for graduate study across many disciplines, such as creative and professional writing, education, law, and library/information science.

Consider a minor to improve your writing, communications, and critical thinking skills: all qualities that employers value highly.

Course descriptions, schedules and requirements

Student Success

MPWC student Ghenwa Elkhoury
Ghenwa Elkhoury '21, '23: Plain language

Lebanese transfer student overcomes adversity and completes two degrees in four years.

Graduate School Placements

  • Bridgewater State University
  • Brown University
  • Endicott College
  • Harvard Kennedy School
  • Holy Names University
  • Southern New Hampshire University
  • UMass Dartmouth
  • University of Pennsylvania

Career Placements

  • American International Group
  • Boston’s Children Hospital
  • Disney ABC Television Group
  • Fall River Public Schools
  • GateHouse Media
  • Goodwill Industries International
  • Google
  • The Providence Journal
  • Reebok
  • Wells Fargo
  • Yahoo! Sports

UMassD advantages

  • Publish your work in Corridors, an e-journal of student essays; Dart, a pop-culture magazine; or Temper, a literary review
  • Pursue internships in communications, editing, journalism, professional writing, publishing, and more
  • Join the Literary Society, write for The Torch student newspaper, or DJ on WUMD 89.3FM

Expand your opportunities