Academic prerequisites

Admission to the program will normally be after your second year; plan on taking the prerequisites as soon as you can.

When you register for an individual course or apply for the minor, you must have an average grade of at least B in the prerequisite writing courses (see below) or permission of the Professional Communication Program Adviser.

If you don't meet the admissions requirements for either the program or an individual course, show us what you've done as a writer.

In addition, you must be registered in a major or an honours program at the university. There is no standalone minor in Professional Communication.


Before declaring the Professional Communication minor, you must have any two (i.e., 3 units) of the following courses with a minimum grade of B in each course:

  • ENGL 115
  • ENGL 125
  • ENGL 135
  • ENGL 145
  • ENGL 146
  • ENGL 147
  • ENGL 181
  • ENGL 215
  • ENGL 225
  • ECON 225
  • ENGR 240

The minor program

You must complete ENGL 303: Copy Editing (1.5 units) and an additional 7.5 units of courses from those listed above for a minor in Professional Communication.

Declaring your minor

Declare your minor by speaking to an academic adviser. You must also declare a major or an honours program (which you can do first).