The English Minor

Mrinalini Chakravorty

Director of Undergraduate Studies


Students wishing to minor in English must complete 18 credit hours of English courses.  With the exception of a single ENLT (or ENGL) 2000-level course, all courses must be upper-division (numbered 3000 and above).  These must include:

  • The survey sequence of ENGL 3810 and ENGL 3820.
  • No more than six credits in any one of the following distribution categories: ENMD, ENRN, ENCR, ENGN, ENEC, ENNC, ENMC, ENAM, and ENCW/ENWR.

Only courses taken in the English Department at the University of Virginia can count toward the English minor.  Within the College of Arts and Sciences, the same course may not be applied to a major and a minor.

Minor Declaration Form

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