English Minor

Student of any major can easily earn a minor in English. A minor in English diversifies your degree, and shows employers you are curious, creative, and insightful. Also, it’s fun to do. Students regularly report that their English courses are the most interesting and thought-provoking courses of their college studies.

How to Earn A Minor in English:

Speak with your PACT mentor to declare for the English minor

Complete any five English courses (15 total credits) level 195 or higher

Students can complete the five English courses for the minor as General Education Electives, or as Open Electives, sometimes referred to as Free Electives. Course options include creative writing, Hip Hop Lit & Culture, Women’s Lit, Hispanic & Latino Lit, Science Fiction, African-American Lit, Graphic Novel, Harlem Renaissance, Professional Writing, Caribbean Lit, Cyberpunk & Technoculture, LGBTQ+ Lit & Experiences, Science Fiction, Lit to Film, Cultural Rhetorics, Modern American Fiction, and much, much more. English majors should consider earning a minor in another field, such as Media Studies, Communication, Philosophy, Music Tech, Business Administration, or anything else that Mercy offers. Contact the English Program Director at cloots@mercy.edu and/or your PACT mentor to learn more about adding a minor to your major.

“Literature is unbelievably helpful, because no matter what business you are in, you are dealing with interpersonal relationships. It gives you an appreciation of what makes people tick.”

– Michael Eisner, former CEO and Chairman of Disney, English Major
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