English Minor


To earn a minor in English a student must complete 28 adviser-approved credits (12 credits of which must be taken in residence at PSU).

  • Twelve credits must be literature courses.
  • Sixteen credits must be at the upper-division level.
  • No more than 8 credits total and no more than 4 credits in each of the following may be applied to the English minor: Eng 199, Eng 399, Eng 401, Eng 405, Eng 408, Eng 409, Wr 199, Wr 399, and/or Wr 405.
  • With the exception of upper-division creative writing courses, any course used to satisfy departmental minor requirements must be taken under the differentiated grading option and must have been assigned a grade of C or above. Upper-division creative writing courses assigned a grade of pass may apply to the minor.

Note: The following courses will not count as part of the English minor: Wr 115 Introduction to College Writing, Wr 121 College Writing, Wr 211 Writing Practice, Wr 222 Writing Research Papers.