Degree candidates seeking certification of a minor field must complete the minor-program-form (PDF) and file it along with the Notice of Degree Candidacy.

A minor in English consists of 18 appropriate credits (exclusive of 50:350:101/102 and 090:238) taught in the English Department. All courses must be at the 200 level or above, and at least 6 credits of the minor must be in courses at the 300 to 400 level.

English majors may earn certification for a specific minor field within the English Department by completing 18 credits in that field. As many as 6 credits may be counted toward both an English major and one specific English minor—in which case only 12 additional credits must be earned—but a second specific minor requires at least 18 new credits.

Communications (192)

Requires at least 18 credits in writing and film courses in subjects 350, 354, and 570, 989 (exclusive of 50:350:101/102).

English (350)

  • Requires at least 18 credits in subjects 350, 352, 354, 570, 615, or 989 (exclusive of 50:350:101/102).
  • Note: 50:090:238 may be counted toward this minor only.

American Literature (352)

  • Requires at least 18 credits in subject in 352.

English Literature (353)

  • Requires at least 18 credits in subject 350 (exclusive of 350:101/102).

Journalism (570)

  • Requires 50:570:301 and at least 15 more credits in subject 570.

Linguistics (615)

  • Requires 50:615:201 and at least 15 more credits in subject 615.

Writing (989)

  • Requires at least 18 credits in writing courses (subjects 570 & 989).