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2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English Minor

Department of English, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

25 Credits


The study of English offers students the opportunity to study and work with texts that have shaped, and been shaped by, the English language. We offer a diverse spectrum of classes ranging from antiquity to the twenty-first century and covering a wide variety of topics in literature, media, composition, and language studies. English courses encompass and explore multiple cultural traditions, allowing students to cultivate skill in critical thinking, creative expression, close reading, persuasive writing and effective speaking.

Courses taken for credit in minor programs may not be counted toward English majors.

Why Consider an English Minor?

An English minor provides you with three essential tools for success in a wide range of careers: the ability to read critically, write clearly and specifically, and understand the ideas and experiences that shape the histories of our local, national and global communities. Employers and professions of all kinds value such abilities and seek out those who have them.

 Contact Information

Undergraduate Program Coordinator
Elle Starr
Humanities 327

 Sample Careers

Publishing and editing | Human management and development | Education | Government and law | Public relations | Healthcare and technology

 Major/Career Resources


How to Declare (Admission and Declaration Process):

Meet in person with English Department’s Undergraduate Program Coordinator, Elle Starr, to declare this minor.

Grade Requirements

A grade of C- or better is required for a student’s major or minor courses, and supporting courses for majors and minors.


❑ 25 credits of English at the 200 level or above, with a minimum of 15 credits at the 300 or 400 level.
Note: Only one course from each pair may be taken for credit in English majors and minors: ENG 307/ENG 317, ENG 308/ENG 318, ENG 309/ENG 319, ENG 310/ENG 320, ENG 311/ENG 321.