The English Minor

Susan Fraiman

Director of the Undergraduate Program


Students wishing to minor in English must complete 18 hours of English courses. A single ENGL 2500-level course may (but does not have to) be included among the six required courses; otherwise, courses must be at the 3000 level or above. These must include ENGL 3001 and ENGL 3002. No more than two courses in total may fall under the writing program rubrics (ENWR and ENCW).

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.

How to Declare the Minor

The information contained on this website is for informational purposes only.  The Undergraduate Record and Graduate Record represent the official repository for academic program requirements. These publications may be found at