Undergraduate
Minor

Writing

College of Arts & Sciences
Writing Minor

This minor is available to any student (both majors and non-majors).

Required Courses
ENG 385Rhetoric and Composition3
ENG 498Internship 13
Elective Courses
Select three of the following:9
ENG 205
Varieties of the Essay
ENG 294
Introduction to Creative Writing
ENG 383
Advanced Academic Writing
ENG 388
Literary Publishing
ENG 389
Business Communication
Total Credits15

Minors are an important part of the undergraduate curriculum.  If students declare a minor by sophomore year, they can usually complete it in a timely manner.  Students should work with their advisor to determine if it is possible that the minor can be completed by graduation.  

To receive a minor, a student must complete at least 9 credit hours of coursework distinct from their major(s) and from other minors, and students must complete more than 50% of the coursework required for the minor at Canisius. Please note that “ancillary/supporting” courses required for a major may still count as distinct courses as long as the remaining coursework still meets the 30 credit-hours required for a major. For more information about minor policies, please see the Declaring Majors and Minors page in the catalog.