BS 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
ENG 110 Writing I 3
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
MTH 130 Contemporary Mathematics 3
Life Sciences (lab) or Physical Sciences (lab) - General Education 4
Humanities - General Education 3
Total hours15

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
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
Total hours15

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Introductory Experiences - ENG elective (ENG 203, 205, 215, 216, 225 or 339) 3
The Arts - General Education 3
Life Sciences (no lab) or Physical Sciences (no lab) - General Education 3
Public Issues - General Education 3
General elective 3
Total hours15

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
ENG 235 Critical Approaches to Literature 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
General elective 3
General elective 3
Total hours15

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Written Communication and Integrative and Applied Learning - General Education 3
Intermediate Creative Writing - ENG elective (ENG 303, 305, 315, 316 or 325) 3
Diversity - ENG elective (ENG 354, 355, 362, 363 or 554) 3
Course for minor 3
Course for minor 3
Total hours15

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
American Literature - ENG elective (ENG 350, 351, 517, 519, 553, 557, 558, 559 or 562) 3
ENG 551 Literary Publication 3
ENG 500 Advanced Writing: Nonfiction
or ENG 501 Advanced Writing: Fiction
or ENG 503 Advanced Writing: Poetry
or ENG 506 Advanced Writing: Drama
3
Course for minor 3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
Total hours15

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
ENG elective (ENG 500, 501, 503, 506 or 508) 3
British Literature - ENG elective (ENG 312, 340, 341, 510, 512, 513, 514, 541, 543, 544, 546, 547, 548 or 598) 3
General elective 3
General elective 3
Course for minor 3
Total hours15

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
ENG 301 Seminar in English Studies and Public Affairs
or ENG 599 Advanced Seminar in Literature
3
Course for minor 3
Course for minor 3
General elective 3
General elective 3
Total hours15
Degree plan last reviewed 05-15-2018.