Are your heroes novelists and poets? Do you revel in creating worlds, telling stories, and finding the precise word you need to get your point across? A minor in writing will allow you to pursue your passion for written communication and prepare for a lifetime of meaningful work.
You will gain creative and advanced writing and editorial skills for the full gamut of careers that need great writers. Additionally, you'll read literature from classical to post-modern times, and approach literary works from a variety of theoretical perspectives to develop critical writing skills.
PLNU's writing professors have an in-depth understanding of this dynamic field, and all of them are published writers. Our faculty have been published in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The San Diego Union-Tribune, The Los Angeles Times, and Boston Magazine, and literary journals such as First Things, Fairy Tale Review, The International Poetry Review, New Letters, Poet Lore, So to Speak, and Verse Daily. Department faculty have received book awards and major national grants, including several from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Fulbright Fellowship Grant, and the Del Amo Foundation.