English Minor

The English Minor

A minor in English Literature enriches other majors, such as History, Philosophy, Art, Theatre, Communications, Political Science, and Economics, to name a few. The English minor refines discussion, critical reading, and writing skills valued in many professions, including business, law, and medicine. The English minor also complements students’ majors in business and the sciences by adding a humanistic dimension to their undergraduate education. 


The minor in English requires 18 hours* in courses ENG 150 and above, at least 15 of which must be at the 300-level. No more than two advanced (3oo-level) Creative Writing or Writing courses may be counted toward the minor. Each minor will be assigned an adviser in the English department who will plan a program of study with the student. No more than one course (three hours) taken elsewhere may be counted toward the minor. This limitation applies to courses taught in approved non-Wake Forest programs, not to courses in programs offered or sponsored by Wake Forest.

*Students who declared the minor before Fall 2022 are required to take 21 hours overall to complete the minor.

Note: A minimum grade-point average of 2.0 in courses which comprise the major or minor is required for graduation with any major or minor this department offers.

Questions about the English minor? Please contact Dr. Jessica Richard, English Minor Director, or email english@wfu.edu

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