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Minors in English


American Association of Colleges & Universities, "It Takes More than a Major: Employer Priorities for College Learning and Student Success" (2013).

The department offers three different minors in English: a minor in Literature, a minor in Creative Writing, and a minor in Professional Writing. If you aren't majoring in English already, pursuing any minor in English is an excellent way for you to 1) demonstrate to employers you have the writing, critical thinking, research, and creativity skills they desire, to 2) spend some time thinking and writing about great stories, poems, and plays, and to 3) indulge your inner muse and your inner word nerd (both of which we know you have or otherwise you wouldn't be reading this page!) 

Literature Creative Writing Professional Writing

___ 6 credits of literature courses ENGL 201+

___ 12 credits of literature courses ENGL 301+

___ 3 credits of ENGL 222 Creative Writing Across the Curriculum

___ 3 credits of literature courses ENGL 201+

___ 3 credits of literature courses ENGL 301+

___9 credits of ENGL 322 Playwriting, 464 Poetry Workshop, or 465 Fiction Workshop (464 and 465 can be taken twice for credit)

___ 3 credits of ENGL 460 Professional Writing Workshop

___ 6 credits selected from ENGL 450 through ENGL 470 (all language and writing courses)

___ 6 credits of ENGL 200+ (1 credit courses can work)

___ 3 credits of ENGL 300+ (1 credit courses can work)


The student seeking a minor must pass all courses completed for the minor with a grade of 'C' or better. Courses used to satisfy requirements for the minor may apply toward a student's general education requirements but cannot be applied toward the major. If a student elects more than one minor, these minors may not have any courses in common. Students must complete at least half of the minor's credits at USCB.