Bachelor of Arts in English, Creative Writing

Degree Requirements

Completion of requirements for a bachelor’s degree

  • A minimum of 120 academic (non-PE) semester hours of credit.
  • At least 42 academic credits must be upper division (300- to 400-level).
  • A cumulative scholastic average of 2.0.
  • General education courses must be completed with an average GPA of at least 2.0.
  • All general education, major, minor, area of concentration, or teacher licensure requirements must be satisfied.
  • All students must demonstrate writing proficiency by the end of the sophomore year.
  • No D grade may apply to a major or minor field.

Completion of the Core Literature Requirements (21 hours):

  • ENG 203: Major Themes in Lit GT-AH2 (3 TO 6 hours)
  • ENG 458: Modern Poetry (3 hours)
  • ENG 460: Reading Short Prose (3 hours)
  • ENG 480: Contemporary Literary Theory (3 hours)
  • Plus nine credits of upper division literature courses

Completion of the Core Creative Writing Requirements (21 Hours):

  • ENG 214: Oral Interpret and Performance (3 hours)
  • ENG 227: Intro to Creative Writing (3 hours)
  • ENG 326: CW Poetry Workshop I (3 hours)
  • ENG 327: Fiction Workshop I (3 hours)
  • ENG 328: Creative Nonfiction I (3 hours)
  • ENG 497: Capstone Writing Workshop (3 hours)

Plus one of the following three advanced workshop courses:

  • ENG 323: Introduction to Memoir (3 hours)
  • ENG 324: The Prison Memoir (3 hours)
  • ENG 325: Women and Memoir (3 hours)
  • ENG 426: Poetry Workshop II (3 hours)
  • ENG 427: Fiction Workshop II (3 hours)
  • ENG 428: Creative Nonfiction II (3 hours)

Completion of three credits of other writing courses/workshops (3 hours):

  • COMM 275: News Writing and Criticism (3 hours)
  • COMM 340: Citizen Journalism & Freelance Writing (3 hours)
  • ENG 363: Advanced Composition (3 hours)
  • THTR 352: Playwriting (3 hours)
  • OR
  • Summer writing workshops