The writing minor has two distinct focuses: professional writing or creative writing. In each concentration, students will practice the craft of writing, as well as learn about writing and writers. Celebrate a love for language with a minor in writing!
At Olivet, students will learn from professors who will not only challenge them academically, but who also care about their personal and professional success. Our department is small enough for faculty to know our students on a first name basis. They help to broaden the student experience through a variety of cultural and literary events, in the community, in Chicago, and abroad.
The students complete a one-credit course to put together a portfolio of polished work and submit it for publication, graduate school admission, and/or to potential employers.
Students have the opportunity to work one-on-one with English faculty members and other professionals in the writing field. They can complete a 30-hour practicum experience as part of the business and tech class. Within the area, students have gained writing experience with local nonprofits, hospitals, city and park districts and corporations like Peddinghaus.