BA in Creative Writing

Program Requirements

A student planning to major in creative writing must complete ENGL 101 and ENGL 102 and thereafter complete 33 credit hours of coursework in English, including the following courses.  A minimum of 24 credit hours must be taken at the upper-division (300 or above) level.

Course Title Hours
Basic Requirements
ENGL 101College English I3
ENGL 102College English II3
ENGL 322Origins of Western Literature3
or ENGL 323 World Literature
ENGL 310Nature of Poetry3
ENGL 320The Nature of Drama3
or ENGL 330 The Nature of Fiction
Select an English literature class numbered 300 or above3
Major Requirements
ENGL 285Introduction to Creative Writing 13
Skill Requirements
Select at least 12 credit hours from the following:12
Fiction Writing 2
Poetry Writing 2
Creative Nonfiction Writing 2
Fiction Workshop 2
Poetry Workshop 2
Scriptwriting I
Scriptwriting II
Writer's Tutorial: Prose Fiction 2
Writer's Tutorial: Poetry 2
Or university honors English courses (1–3)
Select at least 6 credit hours of upper-division hours from any other area of emphasis within the department6
Total Credit Hours39

To be completed with a grade of B- or better or receive departmental consent for further creative writing coursework.


May be repeated once for credit.

Applied Learning

Students in the BA in creative writing program are required to complete an applied learning or research experience to graduate from the program. The requirement can be met by successful completion of one of two courses: ENGL 401 Fiction Workshop, or ENGL 403 Poetry Workshop.