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Program Description

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.


  • AFC 1001 Academic Foundations at Centenary I (4)
  • CAT II Mathematics (4)
    (all MTH prefix courses except remedial)
  • WRI1001 Comp & Rhet I & WRI1002 Comp & Rhet II OR (4)
  • WRI 1002 Comp & Rhet II & WRI 2012 Advanced Comp (4)
  • CAT. III Arts and Humanities: Fine Arts (4)
  • CAT III Arts and Humanities: Rel.; Phil.; World History (4)
  • CAT IV Social or Behavioral Sciences (4)
  • ENG 1005 Introduction to Literary Analysis (4)
  • CAT. V Laboratory Science (4)
  • CAT. VI Democratic Citizenship (4)
  • ENG _English Elective (4)
  • ENG _English Elective (4)
  • ELECTIVE Elective (4)
  • CAT. VI Global Citizenship (4)
  • WRI 2005 Intro to Creative Writing (4)
  • ELECTIVE Elective (4)
  • ENG 4015 Major Author (4)
  • ENG _____ English Elective (4)
  • ENG _ English Elective (4)
  • ELECTIVE Creative Writing Craft (4)
  • ENG 3090 Theory and Literature (4)
  • ENG _ English Elective (4)
  • ENG _ English Elective (4)
  • ELECTIVE Creative Writing Workshop (4)
  • ENG 4080 Senior Seminar (4)
  • ENG _ English Elective (4)
  • ELECTIVE Creative Writing Elective (4)
  • ELECTIVE Elective (4)
  • ENG _ English Elective (4)
  • ELECTIVE Elective (4)
  • ELECTIVE Elective (4)
  • ELECTIVE Elective (4)


1. To earn a Bachelor degree, all graduates must successfully complete a minimum of 128 credit hours.
2. Minimum of 32 credits must be taken at Centenary University.
3. All graduates must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or above.
(4). All graduates must have a minimum of 2.0 GPA in their major(s).
5. Courses that are special topic listed in the title, typically ending with a 99, are repeatable. Courses are counted multiple times and do not replace grades of the previous special topic course.
6. Credits can only be shared between the core and the major or core and minor requirements. Shared credits within the core requirements is not allowed.

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Being able to pay for attending college is no easy task. Located in the Seay Building, the Office of Financial Aid offers assistance to you and your parents to ensure that you have the financial resources to focus on your education