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Is a Professional Writing major with a biology minor a good combo?

I enjoy writing and would like to have a career as a technical writer but I also love biology, specifically anatomy. Would my minor in biology be acceptable for a career as a biologist if jobs in writing are limited in my area? My biology minor includes a year of physics, biology, 16 credits of chem, and calculus,

Asked By: chrissyntony - 7/22/2008
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Technical writing is a specific, narrower career path. I would have thought that perhaps doing the reverse, and majoring in biology, with a writing minor would be better. You could still write, and be more proficient in the field. If you find you need any other specific writing subjects, you could add them at the end... More
Answered By: Labsci - 7/23/2008
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it would probably work if u want to write biology textbooks, etc.
Answered By: Vive - 7/22/2008
 
IMO, that sounds like a great combo, as it pursues your interests AND has tons of transferable skills. Good writing skills are something that there are never enough of. The only jobs that don't benefit that much from writing skills are skilled trades, which you're evidently not pursuing. Biology likewise is diverse... More
Answered By: yutgoyun - 7/23/2008
 
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