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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English, Creative Writing Concentration, B.A.


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Minimum number of credits required to graduate:  124

Minimum Cumulative GPA required to graduate:  2.0

Minimum number of credits to complete the major:  38

Major Requirements


This bachelor’s degree program requires a minimum of 124 credits. As part of the overall 124 credit minimum, satisfying the requirements for the major in English includes completing a minimum of 38 credits in the major according to one of the patterns described below. Transcripts reflect the concentration chosen, i.e. Creative Writing or Film. Courses are to be distributed as follows:

Major GPA. The GPA for the English major is calculated by taking the average of all ENG courses (except ENG 1050  ).

Teacher of English. In addition to the requirements for the major, English-Education Co-majors must also complete the required teacher preparation curriculum outlined under the Program for Teacher Preparation in the Education Department. Students planning to enter the teaching program need to bear in mind that the last semester of their senior year will be taken up by their off-campus practicum. All requirements for the major, including cognates, must be fulfilled by the end of the first semester of the senior year. Accordingly, English-Education Co-majors should take ENG 2050 - Introduction to Literary Studies  by the end of their sophomore year. English-Education Co-majors must take specific English courses to fulfill major requirements and should consult current guidelines in the department office. Satisfying the requirements for the major in English with an Education Co-Major includes completing a minimum of 38 credits in the major.

Creative Writing Concentration


  • Credits: 4
  • Credits: 4
  • Three (3) courses at the 3000 level or higher distributed as follows: one course before 1800, one course after 1800, one course either before or after 1800.
  • Three (3) creative writing courses at the 3000 level or higher.  One course at the 2000 level is allowed if taken before the end of the junior year.  If a 2000 level course is taken, the Open Elective in the major must be taken at the 3000 level
  • One (1) English elective at the 3000 level or higher.  One course may count at the 2000 level or below if taken before the end of the junior year
  • Credits: 4

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