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 ENGL 2500-level course (but not 2559), all courses must be upper-division (numbered 3000 and above).  These must include:

  • The survey sequence of ENGL 3001 and ENGL 3002.
  • No more than six credits in either ENCW or 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

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