The writing minor offers all Hiram students the opportunity to focus on writing in a way that can augment their Hiram experience.  Students pursing a writing minor want to enhance their writing skills while focusing on other subject areas.  They understand that having strong writing skills can open many doors for them.

Students often combine their writing minor with other disciplines including:

  • English
  • Philosophy
  • Creative Writing
  • Math
  • Environmental Studies
  • Psychology
  • History

Undergraduate Minor

About the Program

Program Summary

Hiram College’s liberal arts curriculum values the importance of communicating one’s thoughts and ideas through writing. 

A writing minor requires a firm commitment by the student and approval by the writing faculty. There are two deadlines each year for submitting applications to pursue the minor in writing (November 1 and March 1). Students must apply by the end of their Junior year. 

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Career Paths

  • Technical Writer
  • Speech Writer
  • Social Media Content Manager
  • Journalist
  • Public Relations
Xelle Starr

XELLE STARR ‘23 | Creative Writing Major

“Getting to know my professors at Hiram is one of the many reasons I’m glad I attend.”

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Ways to Get involved

The Lindsay-Crane Center for Writing and Literature offers many opportunities for students, including contests in fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry, which recognize the best student-crafted creative writing. Hiram students also regularly win prizes in the East Central Colleges (ECC) competitions in creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry; all ECC winners’ work is published in a collection.


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