The English Minor provides fundamental training in English while offering students the opportunity to choose a cluster of courses that complement their major or individual interests. Students pursuing the English minor take core English classes combined with electives of their choice that allow them to expand their reading and writing skills.
Students from across our campuses have successfully combined the English Minor with Majors in Biology, Chemistry, Psychology, Communication, History, Accounting, and more. Contact our faculty to learn more about how an English Minor can benefit you.
Requirements for the minor, see below. NOTE: For students who began Fall 2011 or after
Dana Johnson - History Major/English Minor, Class of 2013
"I decided to become an English Minor because it was an engaging and challenging way to develop critical thinking and communication skills. My time as an English Minor enhanced my experience as a History Major and it has proven invaluable in my work since I graduated from CSB/SJU."
Cody Lynch - Communication Major/English Minor, Class of 2014
"My English Minor has been a truly invaluable piece of my Saint John's education. The faculty's one-on-one attention and passion, matched with engaging course content, ranging from poetry to film courses, created an environment for me to become a strong critical thinker. Thanks to the courses I took in the department, I put my writing under "the magnifying glass," gaining a respect for writing and the power of every word. In addition to complementing my Communication Major, [English] taught me to think analytically across disciplines. On top of all else, it allowed me to experience the wow and excitement of falling in love with reading all over again."