The minor in writing at UMBC is open to, and appropriate for, students majoring in any field. The credential earned by completing the minor will document the student's pursuit of writing skills for admissions committees and prospective employers.
Common Four-Course Core:
Both the basic minor and the extended minor share a common four-course core:
To complete the basic minor, students must elect any two courses (6 credits) from the writing courses listed below. To complete the extended writing minor, students must elect four courses (12 credits) from within one area below or from approved electives, including ENGL 400 - Special Projects in English. All courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.
No more than two writing minor courses may be taken per semester. Ideally, these courses should be taken in order and at the rate of one per semester. A C average is necessary in all courses applied to the writing minor. Students may begin the minor at any time. With the advisor's permission, up to six credits from the writing minor may be counted as part of the English major.