B.A. Major in English with a Concentration in Creative Writing

The B.A. major in English with a concentration in Creative Writing requires a minimum of 39 semester hours, 4 courses of which must be at or above the 300 level:

ENGL 150Introduction to the Major1.0
One course focused on either a chronological or regional presentation of literature3.0
One course focused on a genre study of literature (may not be a creative writing course)3.0
One course focused on voices of difference (colonial, post-colonial, women's literature, Native American, polyvocal, etc.)3.0
One single author course3.0
One of the following:3.0
Theory as Creative Practice
Theory as Practice on Location
ENGL 351Adv Creative Writing Seminar3.0
ENGL 388Literature and Critical Theory3.0
ENGL 399Capstone Proposal2.0-3.0
ENGL 401Capstone in Creative Writing3.0
One complete two-course sequence from the following:6.0
Poetry Writing I
and Poetry Writing II
Fiction Writing I
and Fiction Writing II
Two additional courses chosen from the English department or World Literature offerings6.0
Total Semester Hours39.0-40.0


  • A cumulative average of 2.0 or higher in all required courses is necessary to complete the major.
  • See overview page for departmental transfer credit policy.