BA Four-Year Degree Plan: Creative Writing

You can easily complete your English degree in four years (eight semesters). The four-year degree plan does not take into account dual or transfer credit.

Course availability and prerequisites can change, so talk to your advisor each time you schedule courses.

This is a model four-year degree plan. Your path to graduation may vary slightly based on factors such as college credit you earned while in high school and your choice of general education electives.

Minor required. (Minors typically require 15-18 credit hours.)

Check out the course rotation before scheduling your classes.

The following degree plan is based on the 2018-19 catalog and Missouri State general education requirements.

First semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
ENG 110 Writing I 3
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
Quantitative Literacy - General Education 3
Life Sciences (lab) or Physical Sciences (lab) - General Education 4
HST 103 World History to Circa 1600 C.E.
or HST 104 World History since 1600 C.E.
3

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
HST 121 Survey of the History of the United States to 1877
or HST 122 Survey of the History of the United States since 1877
3
Social and Behavioral Sciences - General Education 3
Cultural Competence - General Education 3
ENG 200 Great Books and Instant Classics
or ENG 282 Literature by Women
or ENG 283 Folklore and Cultural Engagement
or ENG 289 Literature, Culture, and Conflict
3

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
Introductory Experiences - ENG elective (ENG 203, 205, 215, 216, 225 or 339) 3
HST 103 World History to Circa 1600 C.E.
or HST 104 World History since 1600 C.E.
3
Life Sciences (no lab) or Physical Sciences (no lab) - General Education 3
PHI 105 Critical Thinking
or PHI 115 Ethics and Contemporary Issues
3
Foreign Language - BA requirement 3

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
ENG 235 Critical Approaches to Literature 3
Written Communication and Integrative and Applied Learning - General Education 3
ENG 203 Creative Writing: Poetry
or ENG 205 Creative Writing: Nonfiction
or ENG 215 Creative Writing: Short Story
or ENG 225 Creative Writing: Playwriting
3
Social and Behavioral Sciences - General Education 3
Foreign Language - BA requirement 3

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
Intermediate Creative Writing - ENG elective (ENG 303, 305, 315, 316 or 325) 3
Diversity - ENG elective (ENG 354, 355, 362, 363 or 554) 3
The Arts - General Education 3
Foreign Language - BA requirement 3
Course for minor 3

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
ENG 500 Advanced Writing: Nonfiction
or ENG 501 Advanced Writing: Fiction
or ENG 503 Advanced Writing: Poetry
or ENG 506 Advanced Writing: Drama
3
ENG 551 Literary Publication 3
Foreign Language - BA requirement 3
Course for minor 3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
ENG elective (ENG 500, 501, 503, 506 or 508) 3
American Literature - ENG elective (ENG 350, 351, 517, 519, 553, 557, 558, 559 or 562) 3
Fine Arts - BA requirement 3
Course for minor 3
Course for minor 3

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
ENG 301 Seminar in English Studies and Public Affairs
or ENG 599 Advanced Seminar in Literature
3
British Literature - ENG elective (ENG 312, 340, 341, 510, 512, 513, 514, 541, 543, 544, 546, 547, 548 or 598 3
Fine Arts - BA requirement 3
Course for minor 3
Course for minor 3
Degree plan last reviewed 05-15-2018.