Professional Writing and Communication - Minor (Arts)

Professional Writing and Communication (PWC) program aims to produce critical thinkers and flexible, reflective writers and editors who apply their knowledge of language across a range of academic disciplines and professional practices. PWC students transform complex ideas into engaging and exciting writing for a diversity of audiences across multiple platforms. Through intensive training in writing and editing processes, graduates harness the power of narrative to research, write and publish original work.

Limited Enrolment — Enrolment in this program is limited. 4.0 credits are required, including the following:

  1. WRI173H5 (with a minimum grade of 65%); and
  2. A minimum CGPA (see note below).


  1. The minimum CGPA required for program entry is determined annually based on demand.
  2. All students (including transfer students) must complete 4.0 UofT credits before requesting this program.
  3. Courses completed as CR/NCR will not be counted as part of the 4.0 credits required for program entry.

4.0 credits are required.

First & Second Years:

  1. First Year: WRI173H5 (0.5 credit)
  2. Second Year: A minimum of 0.5 WRI credit at the 200-level

Third & Fourth Years: 3.0 WRI credits at the 300- or 400-level with a minimum of 0.5 credit at the 400-level.

Students are encouraged to review 300 and 400-level WRI courses in advance, and take necessary 200-level WRI courses to meet prerequisites in higher years.