Program Requirements

All students in the creative writing program must complete all general education requirements.

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English

Bachelor of Arts
  1. General Education Program and Requirements
  2. Major Requirements (36 hours)
    1. Core Requirements (21 hours)
      1. Introductory Experience (9 hours): ENG 235(3); and one course from ENG 203(3), 205(3), 215(3), 216(3), 225(3), 339(3); and one course from ENG 200(3), 282(3), 283(3), 289(3)
      2. American Literature (3 hours): one course from: ENG 350(3), 351(3), 517(3), 519(3), 553(3), 557(3), 558(3), 559(3), 562(3)
      3. British Literature (3 hours): one course from ENG 312(3), 340(3), 341(3), 510(3), 512(3), 513(3), 514(3), 541(3), 543(3), 544(3), 546(3), 547(3), 548(3), 598(3)
      4. Diversity (3 hours): one course from ENG 354(3), 355(3), 362(3), 363(3), 554(3)
      5. Public Affairs Capstone Experience: ENG 301(3) or 599(3)
    2. Choose one of the following options:
      1. Creative Writing (15 hours)
        1. Introductory Creative Writing: one course from ENG 203(3), 205(3), 215(3), 225(3)
        2. Intermediate Creative Writing: one course from ENG 303(3), 305(3), 315(3), 316(3), 325(3)
        3. Advanced Creative Writing: one course from ENG 500(3), 501(3), 503(3), 506(3)
        4. Creative Writing Project: ENG 508(3) or one additional course from ENG 500(3), 501(3), 503(3), 506(3) not used in the Advanced Creative Writing choice above. Course selected may be the same of the Advanced Writing requirement selection if the student is repeating the course for additional credit.
        5. ENG 551(3)
      2. Literature (15 hours)
        1. Additional American Literature (3 hours): one course from ENG 350(3) or 351(3). May not be double-counted from the American Literature core requirement.
        2. Additional British Literature (3 hours): one course from ENG 340(3) or 341(3). May not be double-counted from the British Literature major core requirement.
        3. Specialized Approaches (3 hours): one course from ENG 435(3), 483(3), 491(3), 533(3), 534(3), 563(3), 580(3), 583(3)
        4. Electives (6 hours): choose two ENG electives, at least one of which must be a 400 or 500 level literature course.
        5. Pre-1800 requirement: at least three of the 36 hours taken in the English major must be a pre-1800 literature course: ENG 312(3), 340(3), 510(3), 513(3), 541(3), 553(3), 598(3)
  3. Minor Required (or second major)
  4. Specific Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements
  5. General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements

Minor requirements

Creative Writing

Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Bachelor of Science
  1. Two courses from: ENG 203(3), 205(3), 215(3), 216(3), 225(3)
  2. One course from: ENG 303(3), 305(3), 315(3), 325(3)
  3. One course from: ENG 500(3), 501(3), 503(3), 506(3)
  4. One course from: ENG 551(3), 562(3)
  5. One literature course (3), for a total of not fewer than 18 hours