Why Choose the English Literature Minor?
A minor in English Literature enhances any degree. Students who minor in English Literature are perceived by employers as having the needed communication and critical thinking abilities that are a premium in today's workplace. The English minor allows students to explore a variety of cultures, perspectives, and human dynamics through the study of literature. The majority of courses are also writing intensive further adding to the graduate's marketability in a workplace where the ability to write clearly and expressively is an asset.
This English Literature minor is open to any student admitted to Ferris State and pursuing a baccalaureate degree except those pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in English or a Bachelor of Science in English Education. The minor is designed to complement any Ferris major program. Students transferring into the English Literature Minor must have a cumulative 2.5 grade point average for admission to the program. Students may use only one-third of the credits in a minor that overlap with the student's major. For example: If a minor is 18 credits, 6 credits may be applied to the minor that are also used in the major. Students may apply 6 credit hours of overlap between minors.
An academic minor may only be awarded upon completion of a baccalaureate degree at Ferris State. This minor requires a minimum of 21 credits with a minimum 2.5 grade average in these courses.
Also, 50 percent of the credits for a minor must be taught by Ferris State University.
Advisor: Dr. Christine Persak
Languages & Literature Department
Ferris State University
820 Campus Drive, ASC 3080
Big Rapids, MI 49307