English Minor

The minor in English consists of the core requirement ENGL 2000 and any five additional English courses (excluding ENGL 1102). 

At least three courses must be literature courses (rather than creative writing or public and professional writing courses) that carry an ENGL course number or an ENGL attribute. A maximum of two creative writing or public and professional writing courses (courses with the attribute codes CVW, PPWF, and PPWD) may be applied toward the minor. ENGL 3003 Introduction to Professional Writing also counts toward this two-course maximum.

Additional Information

  1. Courses in which a student receives a grade of D or F will not count toward the minor.
  2. Up to one cognate course taken in other departments or programs deemed relevant to the minor may be counted with the permission of the associate chair.
  3. Up to one course taken while studying abroad deemed relevant to the minor may be counted. 
  4. For students who transfer from another school to Fordham, the department will consider counting up to one course taken prior to arrival at Fordham toward the minor.
  5. Credits earned for internships do not count for credit toward the minor. Internship credits do count for general credits toward graduation. In order to receive academic credit for an internship, you must have completed 60 academic credits, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and register for a tutorial with a faculty member who agrees to serve as your academic adviser. Depending on the amount of academic work involved in the tutorial, your faculty mentor will suggest that you register for a one- or two-credit tutorial. Internships are graded on a Pass/Fail basis. 
  6. Advanced Placement credits in English Literature and in English Language count toward a student’s total number of credits in the college but not within the minor. A score of 4 or 5 in AP English Literature will count toward college elective credits. 
  7. Students may count no more than one course from the following towards the minor: FITV 2511 Screenwriting IJOUR 3723 Interviews and ProfilesJOUR 3727 Writing for MagazinesJOUR 3783 Theater Journalism.
  8. Courses taken on a Pass/Fail basis cannot be counted toward English minor requirements.
  9. Only one course can double count between the English minor and another minor.


The minor in English is available at Fordham College at Rose Hill, Fordham College at Lincoln Center, and Fordham's School of Professional Studies at Rose Hill, Lincoln Center, and Westchester.