Creative Writing

Creative Writing focuses on studying expert writers and then writing your own poetry and fiction.

For this major you’ll take lots of creative writing classes. But you’ll also need to take classes in the arts, science, math, and social sciences to earn your bachelor’s degree. These extra courses help make sure that you graduate from college with all of the skills you’ll need to prepare for a successful career in creative writing.

Sample Courses

Creative Writing Courses:

  • Introduction to Literary Theory and Criticism
  • Creative Writing: Fiction and Poetry
  • British Literature
  • Principles of Modern Grammar
  • American Fiction in the 1950s
  • Love in the Age of Shakespeare
  • Asian American Graphic Novels
  • Science Fiction
  • Literary Editing and Publishing
  • Multimedia Authoring
  • Technical and Professional Writing
  • Poetry: Rhythm and Myth
  • Literature of the City
  • Contemporary Latina Poetry
  • The Art of Dialogue

General Curriculum Requirements

  • Arts Courses: Art, History, Languages, Literature, Music
  • Math Courses: Algebra, Calculus, Computer Science, Logic, Statistics
  • Natural Sciences Courses: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics
  • Social Sciences Courses: Anthropology, Economics, Government, Psychology, Sociology
English Major Sabrina H.

“I’m an English major and I chose that major because I’ve always been in love with storytelling. I felt like English was the best way for me to expand my knowledge on it and become a better storyteller.”

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