English Minor

Student in english classroom

With a minor in English, you can complement your major with five classes from our areas of study. We think you'll find that even subjects that seem far apart have an uncanny way of intersecting.

In our literature courses, you might read and research a play about thermodynamics, even as our writing classes give you an opportunity to study the many genres of creative and occupational writing. English study expands your portfolio of transferable skills while keeping your imaginative faculties in high gear.

Employers from across the professional spectrum are looking for employees with skill-sets that include those of an English minor—for instance, the ability to think critically, parse challenging texts, and express new ideas persuasively and creatively. You'll be amazed at what an English minor can do for you both personally and professionally.

To minor in English students must:

  • Students who wish to minor in English at UNH must complete five courses (20 credits). At least three of the courses must be at the 600 level or above. ENGL 419 is recommended as one of the five courses. ENGL 401, First-Year Writing, and ENGL 415, "Literature and...," courses cannot be applied toward the English minor.
  • No more than two transfer courses can be applied toward the English minor. The minimum acceptable grade for each course is C-.

For more information, contact English minor supervisor Susanne Paterson at (603) 641-4115.

Program Coordinator

Learn More

Visit courses.unh.edu and select "Courses at Manchester" to see our course schedules and descriptions.