Oct 02, 2022  
2014-2015 Academic Catalog (August 2014 - July 2015) 
2014-2015 Academic Catalog (August 2014 - July 2015) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English - Creative Writing Emphasis (BA)

Core Requirements:

Students pursuing the Bachelor of Arts degree in English select one or more areas of emphasis: Literature, Writing, and/or Journalism.

The degree of Bachelor of Arts with a major in English requires the successful completion of 120 semester hours, which must include all the following components:

  1. the Program of General Studies , including ENGL 203  and ENGL 204  .
  2. at least six hours of one modern language.
    Note: Modern language courses may be used to fulfill certain General Studies requirements. 
  3. program of electives or a minor as worked out with the student’s adviser
  4. program requirements for one or more areas of emphasis: Literature, Writing, and/or Journalism


The Creative Writing Emphasis degree program serves to prepare students for graduate work in fields such as literature, composition, English education, communication, journalism, and linguistics. Either of these degree programs further serves as an appropriate pre-professional major for a student who plans to seek a higher degree in a field such as law, medicine, ministry, or mental health, especially when combined with a second major or minor pertinent to that field (for example, history, political science, business, biology, philosophy, psychology, etc.).

Recommended Electives: