English, Minor

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Program Overview

You want to explore poetry or try your hand at journalism. Maybe you’re interested in comparative literature, linguistics, or teaching. With an English minor, you’ll have the opportunity to study the craft of writing from published, critically acclaimed authors, and develop the reading, writing, and critical thinking skills prized in fields from public relations to law.

English, Minor

Where You'll Go

There are few jobs in life for which being a good writer and critical thinker won’t be a big plus. You can work in medicine, law, journalism, publishing, advertising, public service, social work, community organizing, teaching, and fundraising, among others. Our graduates find success in a wide range of careers and in the nation’s top graduate programs.

Minor Details

The program information listed here reflects the approved curriculum for the 2023–24 academic year per the Brooklyn College Bulletin. Bulletins from past academic years can be found here.

Minor Requirements (12-16 Credits)

A program of four courses (12–16 credits) of advanced electives in the English Department with a grade of C or higher in each course. It is recommended that students meet with a department counselor to plan a coherent program.

Students might choose a sequence of courses constituting a general survey of English and/or American literature, a genre (e.g., fiction, poetry, drama), a period (e.g., medieval, romantic, modern), creative writing, expository writing, journalism, or linguistics.


Contact the English Department for information on academic advisers and office hours.

Brooklyn. All in.

Brooklyn. All in.