English (Creative Writing) (BA)

Undergraduate students can pursue BA degrees in English with concentrations in creative writing, linguistics, literature, secondary education, and writing, rhetorics and literacies. A bachelor's degree in English is also offered completely online.

Students in the creative writing concentration study and practice the art of writing poetry and fiction. The distinguished faculty in the Department of English are actively engaged in creative writing and scholarly research. Students gain practical experience through research and internships that prepare them for an ever-expanding variety of careers. The undergraduate programs also prepare students to continue their studies in graduate and professional programs.

Degree Offered

English (Creative Writing) (BA)
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Career Outlook

Employers in all fields are always looking for individuals with strong writing and communication skills and the ability to think critically, skills that a BA in English with a concentration in creative writing provides. Some of the most common professions for English majors are in these fields:

  • business
  • editing
  • journalism
  • law
  • medicine
  • nonprofit community service
  • professional writing
  • public relations
  • publishing
  • teaching
  • Web content development

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