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English Minor

The English minor is an extremely flexible program. You choose the classes that interest you most, from great works of literature to professional writing. The minor suits students from a wide variety of disciplines and allows them to pursue their creative and literary interests in ways that will enhance any career.

What Will I Learn?

You will learn to read, write, converse and think critically. In this flexible minor, you can take a variety of courses in literary studies, creative writing, and professional writing, according to your interests.

The curriculum allows you to develop skills that are hard to learn and that employers most desire:

  • Creativity and innovation
  • Collaborative thinking
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Problem solving

Andrea Kling

Meet Andrea Kling

"The English program at Ship is, in my opinion, one of the best communities to be a part of."

How Andrea Found Success at Ship

What are the requirements for this degree?

You must take 18 credits to complete this minor:

  • One required course (ENG 130)
  • Five additional electives


What Types of Careers Could I Get With This Degree?

More career opportunities open for college and university graduates who can read and write well. Because success in most professions demands effective thinking, the study of English is excellent preparation for careers in law, medicine, education, technical writing, journalism, theology, personnel, marketing, management, administration, publishing and writing.

What Kinds of Experiences Could I Have?

English Department programs allow you to thrive through:

  • Opportunities to share your work and have it published
  • Close-knit relationships with experienced and caring faculty
  • Interaction with renowned and award-winning writers
  • Department activities, workshops, research and involvement with student groups and professional organizations

Contact the English Department Dauphin Humanities Center 128 1871 Old Main Drive Shippensburg, PA 17257 Phone: 717-477-1495 Fax: (717) 477-4020