English Minor

A minor in English complements any major.  It will expand your ability to enjoy literature and express yourself in writing, and will help prepare you for a successful career in a wide variety of fields. The reading, writing, and analytical skills that you will develop as an English minor are invaluable in today’s high-tech global economy, and will enhance your career flexibility in a constantly changing world.

The minor consists of 18 credits, and allows you to choose the concentration that is closest to your interests.  The choices are:

  • Literature

  • Creative Writing
  • Critical and Professional Writing

The requirements for the English literature concentration are available here

The requirements for the Creative Writing concentration are available here.

The requirements for the Critical and Professional Writing concentration are available here.

The Chair or Assistant Chair would be glad to advise you regarding an English minor.  To set up an appointment, please contact the English Department (Preakness Hall 321, 973-720-2254).