I think one of the most invaluable minors here at BYU is the Writing and Rhetoric minor. As a budding scientist, one of the biggest challenges that I see with my fellow peers is that many of us are afraid to write or present our research because we struggle to convey our thoughts and emotions […]
The professional rhetoric and writing minor has included some of my favorite classes at BYU. Nowhere else can you discuss and apply philosophy all in one class and simultaneously learn how to be a better citizen and communicator. This minor applies to every major. I am a bioinformatics major and I have used professional rhetoric […]
The Professional Writing and Rhetoric minor has been both rewarding and beneficial in my academic, professional, and personal life. In the minor, you learn to communicate effectively, analyze critically, and use tools of rhetoric to make real changes in the world. It has made me far more aware of the rhetoric that is used all […]
The Professional Writing and Rhetoric minor was where I got to see everything I learned in my English major translated into marketable workplace skills. The opportunity for collaborative work in my rhetoric classes especially stood out to me as a more realistic reflection of the work I’d be doing in my future career. The minor […]
While my initial draw to the minor was just its significant overlap with the English major, once inside I discovered that an understanding of rhetorical principles is an invaluable and necessary skill. The minor offers many opportunities for studying across various fields and mediums, which helped me see that rhetoric is in everything. When I […]
Why Minor in Professional Writing and Rhetoric (PWR)?
Add a minor that helps you learn how to write, speak, and communicate effectively — in short, how to become a leader in your professional, public, and personal life.
Choose from a variety of courses that suit your interests and career goals: professional writing, public speaking, digital communication, visual analysis, persuasion, and more.
Supplement your major with the knowledge, skills, and experiences you need to communicate clearly, purposefully, and effectively.
Set yourself apart,
whether you’re applying for jobs, pursuing graduate school, or looking to make an impact in your city, community, or family life.
Declare the PWR minor. Communicate with Power.