The 53-hour Creative Writing (CW) Option of the major is aimed at those students who want to pursue a career as a writer of poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, or drama, or those who wish to enter the fields of publishing, editing, or any career that requires established and multi-dimensional writing skill.
Students in the CW program will be able to take courses in poetry, fiction, playwriting, writing for young people, and creative non-fiction. Additionally, you are urged to take a wide range of courses in literature reflective of your chosen genre, such as fiction or poetry, in order to familiarize yourself with major writer and literary traditions. By the end of this program, under the tutelage of a published writer, you will have developed a portfolio of potentially publishable material.
The CW Program also offers a 21-hour minor.