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Strengthen your ability to write, communicate and think critically with a minor in English.
Students may apply a minor certificate to their major degree of study. Find a degree that’s right for you here.
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A minor in English will provide students with preparation for any profession requiring strong analytical and communication skills, including careers in: publishing, journalism, public relations, nonprofit organizations, professional and technical writing, education, business, banking, grassroots activism, law, medicine, as well as numerous others throughout industry and government. Employers in all fields are always looking for workers with strong writing and communication skills combined with an ability to think critically.
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences designed the minor in English entirely online to serve as a complement to the chosen major of undergraduate students who are pursuing an ASU major online. Please note, students may only apply to a minor in combination with an existing degree program. Please speak with your academic advisor to ensure this minor is applicable with your major.
A student wishing to pursue a specific minor should consult an academic advisor in the unit offering that minor to ensure that an appropriate set of courses is taken. The student should also consult an academic advisor in the college or department of the major to make sure the college or department of the major allows the recognition of the minor.
Note: Certain major and minor combinations may be deemed inappropriate either by the college or department of the major or minor. Courses taken as part of a minor may not count toward both the major degree and the minor. Please contact the department for more information.