Carnegie Mellon University

Declare Technical Writing & Communication

Students can declare a primary major, an additional major, or a minor in Technical Writing & Communication.

If students wish to declare a primary major in Technical Writing & Communication, they are asked to please follow these steps:

  1. Students must first meet with an Academic Advisory Center (AAC) advisor to discuss interest in the program.
  2. Once students have done so, an AAC advisor requests they fill out a Major Declaration Questionnaire, which students will then provide to the English academic advisor, Laura E. Donaldson, via email or in person.
  3. After sending the Major Declaration Questionnaire to Laura Donaldson, students are asked to please make an appointment to meet with her to declare a primary major.

If students wish to declare an additional major* or minor in Technical Writing & Communication, they must make an appointment to meet with the English academic advisor, Laura E. Donaldson.

*Students cannot combine Technical Writing & Communication with Professional Writing due to significant course overlap.