Should I Minor In English?

Join the School of English Studies Dec. 10 to learn about the English minor

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Should I Minor In English?
Find out what an English Minor can do for one's current degree program.
Brandon Gervais, Editor

Adding an English minor to one's major of any field, can be incredibly beneficial to include on future resumes as well as to help build one's overall individual character and outlook on the world around them and how they interact within it. On Thursday, Dec. 10, join the School of English Studies at 3:20 p.m. to explore all of the benefits of getting a minor in English and how to work toward it.

The School of English Studies at Kean University offers both bachelors and master's degree programs for a variety of students looking to embark on a multitude of different career paths. English students at Kean have the ability to explore concentrations in literature, writing, or English in Global Settings. Each concentration allows students to develop advanced writing skills unique to their voice and gather in-depth knowledge of literature. 

The English minor is a great addition to any major as it is very universal and shows that a student is dedicated in advancing their skills in reading, writing and all around communication. The minor is an excellent addition to majors such as psychology, communication, theatre, business and nearly all other fields.

"Minoring in English on top of majoring in communication has been extremely beneficial in preparing me for the future. When I started my college education, I knew I wanted the skills to pursue a career in journalism, but I also wanted a comprehensive education in writing. Paired with my major, my English minor allowed me to become a great writer across the board rather than just a good journalistic writer," said graduating senior, Zoe Strozewski, who is completing her major in communication, journalism with a minor in English this semester.

This event will be an info session on the English minor. It is a great opportunity for students to learn about the program and the classes offered and how it can work for them. There will be chances to ask questions and see how it has helped other students who have added it to their programs.

This event will be hosted through Google Meet from 3:20 to 4:20 p.m. Students should RSVP by emailing english@kean.edu or using this link https://meet.google.com/ojn-bwjb-wbu.


about the author

Brandon Gervais, Editor
gervaisb@kean.edu

Brandon Gervais is a junior English education double major. Brandon works as an Editor for The Cougar’s Byte and originally joined the staff as a Staff Writer in November 2017. He is a part of the Leadership Institute as a Gold leader and has worked as a New Student Orientation Leader. In his free time, he is a performer for a world class independent competitive color guard team and coaches the Union High School Color Guard.