Dear potential English major,
If an English major decides to be an English major right away, doesn't fool around with classes they don't have to take, and takes only the required amount of generals, they will probably not end up with enough credits to graduate (120). I found myself in this situation, and will need to take at least an extra 17.5 credits to reach my 120. Rather than take people's advice and take useless classes to make my college experience more fun, I'm going to get a minor in Spanish. The English major is not exactly one that is easy to take straight to the job market, so a minor will definitely help. Though it is not required, if you play your cards right, you will have some extra spaces even after completing your major and GE classes. So no, a minor is not required for the English major, but oftentimes it's a very good idea.
-A very happy English major