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Creative Writing Minor

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Department of English, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

25 Credits


The Creative Writing minor focuses on writing courses: creative writing in fiction, drama, poetry, or nonfiction prose.

Courses taken for credit in minor programs may not be counted toward English major programs.

Why Consider a Creative Writing Minor?

Creative writing minors develop skills in creative thought and expression through study and practice of the craft of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and/or drama. Students participate in both the critical analysis and creative practice of writing, gaining widely-applicable experience in self-expression, artistic technique and modes of communication.

 Contact Information

Undergraduate Program Coordinator
Jemma Everyhope-Roser
Humanities 327

 Sample Careers

Freelance writer | Web content writer | Editor/Publisher | Writing Teacher | Video game writer/designer | Ghostwriter

 Major/Career Resources
New Pages:
Poets & Writers:
Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP):

How to Declare (Admission and Declaration Process):

Meet in person with the English Department’s Undergraduate Program Coordinator, Jemma Everyhope-Roser, to declare this minor.

Grade Requirements

A grade of C- or better is required for a student’s major or minor courses, and supporting courses for majors and minors.


❑ Four creative writing courses including work in at least two genres
❑ An elective under advisement from the 300 and 400 level courses
Note: Only one course from each pair may be taken for credit in English majors and minors: ENG 307/ENG 317, ENG 308/ENG 318, ENG 309/ENG 319, ENG 310/ENG 320, ENG 311/ENG 321.

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