Carnegie Mellon University
Minors in English

Minors in English

The English department offers minors in Creative Writing, English Studies, Professional Writing, and Technical Writing.

These minors can complement any major offered at CMU and will teach you skills in research, analysis, and communication that will benefit you across all disciplines. Contact Laura Donaldson to arrange a meeting with an advisor if you are interested in pursuing a minor in the English Department.

Requirements for a Minor

Minors are available to all undergraduate students except English majors, who may not both major and minor in English. Minors require a minimum of six courses, including Interpretation and Argument or an equivalent course. Though courses offered by the department vary by semester, descriptions for current and recent courses are available online. Courses taken to fulfill requirements in other programs may not be applied to an English minor.