English Creative Writing Minor

Degree Requirements

If a minor is required in your degree program, at least 9 (lower and/or upper-division) hours of courses in the minor must be completed at the University.

Minor in Creative Writing

The minor in creative writing invites students from any major to explore literature and creative writing. While there are many ways to pursue creative writing, this minor provides those who want more sustained work in creative writing, a structure for that work, and a community of support. In addition, the creative writing minor fosters skills that employers have come to expect of students who study literature, such as the ability to comprehend complex material, analyze subtext, and communicate their ideas clearly.

To achieve a minor in creative writing, a student will need a minimum of 21 semester hours in English, exclusive of freshman English composition (EH 101 and EH 102). The other details and requirements are:

Core Courses
EH 200Intro to Creative Writing3
EH 391Fiction Writing3
EH 395Poetry Writing3
Additional Creative Writing Course
Select one additional course3
Additional English Courses
Select three additional English courses from the following: see footnote table below 19
Intro to Creative Writing
Fiction Writing
Creative Nonfiction Writing
Poetry Writing
Advanced Fiction Writing
Advanced Poetry Writing
Screenwriting for Film
Screenwriting for Television-W
Total Hours21



One of which must be a literature class higher than EH 300.