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
Varieties of the Essay
Introduction to Creative Writing
Advanced Academic Writing
Literary Publishing
Business Communication
Total Credits15

One of the student’s choice, with advice of a faculty supervisor.

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.