The English Minor

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The Minor in English


1) In order to complete the English minor, students will take five upper-division, four unit courses in the English Department for a letter grade. With approval, students may substitute one upper-division course from outside the department for one of the five classes: this class might come from other departments on campus, other four-year institutions, or an Education Abroad program. The other four must be in the English Department.


2) Once 3/5 of the courses are completed with a letter grade, students will email the filled out L&S Minor petition form to a major advisor. Note: The new deadline to declare a minor has been extended to anytime prior to the first day of classes of the student’s EGT. For reference, here is the L&S Minor policy.

Several conditions and restrictions apply:

English majors may not complete a minor in the English Department.