Is the next great American novel or poetry collection inside of you? If so, we can help you bring it to life.

In our Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in English, Creative Writing concentration, you will learn how to tell compelling, memorable stories by drawing inspiration from the world around you and cultivating your skills in the writing craft. You will have the opportunity to focus on poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, and/or a mixture of genres.

The Creative Writing curriculum covers a wide variety of topics to help you understand the craft of writing including ways to present information or insights in more colorful, interesting language. The program features a mixture of onsite and online courses in poetry and prose.

A Marketable Skill

The ability to express yourself in writing is a highly desirable skill in many career fields. Creative writing skills can help you present your ideas to a range of audiences from scientists to the business community.

Creative non-fiction may also be of particular interest if you anticipate a career that requires writing articles. This genre of writing combines subject area knowledge with creative writing skills to produce interesting and informative articles about your field.

Many schools favor teachers with a preparation in creative writing and many publishers hire students with a creative writing background as editors or communication professionals.