Minor in English


The English Department offers three minors: English Studies, Writing, and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). Teacher candidates who wish to complete an endorsement in English Language Arts should follow the English Studies minor.

Why Study English?

Students studying English form, evaluate, and master the language. They critique and create art forms such as poetry, drama, and the novel. A bachelor's degree is usually sufficient for entry in many industries but for college or university educators a Ph.D. is recommended. A Minor in English can be good preparation for continued graduate or professional training in areas such as English, law, political science/government, public administration, psychology, counseling, communications, and religious studies (i.e., seminary).

Application Information

Minors can only be declared by current Illinois State students. Current students can use the Apply to Your Program tool on My.IllinoisState.edu.

Application Period

Applications are accepted year round and reviewed at the end of every September and February.

Academic Advising

Name Office Email Phone
Alan Lin  Stevenson Hall 414G  alin@ilstu.edu  (309) 438-3425