A minor is an optional component of a student’s degree that will be reflected on the student’s transcript. Minors are an excellent way for students to customize their learning experience and craft a degree program that is uniquely theirs. Students can even earn multiple minors to supplement a bachelor's degree. For example, students pursuing a degree in interpersonal communication might find that a minor in sociology is an excellent pairing, while a student pursuing a degree in public administration might add a minor in sustainability issues to help create a cleaner, greener future. And in some cases, employers offer bonuses or higher salaries to employees who have a foreign language minor.
An English minor provides students with the foundation necessary to compete in an ever-changing world. Honing the craft of writing and communication opens avenues in every field of study. An English minor is about more than just "who" or "whom" or where to place a comma. It enables the student learn from others and craft compelling and interesting arguments of their own. An English minor can help the job-seeker get that interview call or mean a raise or promotion. In the world of business or technology, the person with the English minor may be the one who identifies and successfully promotes a new plan of action. This minor is beneficial in all areas of study, but is particularly complementary in fields like, law, marketing, philosophy, management and communication.
An English minor complements a range of majors in both the College of Liberal Arts and elsewhere in the university. Some of these are:
- Information Systems