Department of English

University of Mississippi

Minor in English

The English minor not only enriches students’ appreciation of literature and engages them in cultural debate but also helps develop crucial skills in analytical thinking and clear, persuasive expression both in speech and in writing. An English minor is an ideal gateway for careers that emphasize communication and critical thinking, including law, business, journalism, public service, and education.

A minor in English consists of 18 hours of English courses, no more than 6 hours of which can be literature survey courses (Engl 221, 222, 223, 224, 225, or 226).  Students must complete at least 9 hours at the 300 level or above.  The discontinued Engl 101, 102, and 250 may not be counted toward the minor.

Full degree requirements are available in the Undergraduate Catalog, which is available through UM Online Services.

Financial Aid

  • The Department of English has a variety of funds that support prizes, awards, and scholarships for undergraduate students. Visit the College of Liberal Arts website for more information.