Background: I’m a rising (undergraduate) junior transferring to a different school starting with this upcoming semester. At my previous school I was an English/Philosophy double major, but I took way more philosophy courses than English, so that at my new school if I want to complete my double major I’ll have to take about 37 credits of English courses, most of which are major requirements + 5 or 4 gen eds + three or so elective philosophy courses.
My preference would be to take more than three philosophy courses, especially as I’m still deciding whether I want to pursue graduate school in English or Philosophy, and if I go with the latter I’ll need letters of recommendation (I didn’t form many close relationships with professors at my previous school, so this is basically my only option). I’ve found that if I switch to a Philosophy major and English minor, I’ll have way, way more freedom with regard to credits. I'd essentially get to take whatever I want in the next two years, so I could split my attention evenly between Philosophy and English.
Here’s my problem: I really would like to leave myself the option of pursuing grad school in English, and I don’t know if I can do that with just an English minor. As far as I can tell, it varies by program. I know that some allow it, but I don’t know how common it is. Right now, what I'm most concerned about is whether I could still make a strong applicant to the top English MA/PhD programs.
Would my best course of action be to simply contact each individual program and ask about their requirements for applicants?
P.S. Any outside resources on this subject would be appreciated. I can't locate much information about this online.