Major Requirements

This major may be declared upon the completion of three creative writing workshops (English courses ending in 9) and a course focused on close reading.

Courses only fulfill the requirement under which they are listed. See the full course listing. For other restrictions, please see the section "Special Notes Relating to Undergraduates" in the Bulletin.


Creative Writing Major


  • Close Reading Course: ENG 10b, ENG 11a, or ENG 11b

  • Four Creative Writing workshops

  • One Pre-1800 course

  • One Multicultural/World Anglophone course

  • Two elective courses (at least one must be offered by English Department Faculty)

  • One course in a studio or performing art

Incoming Fall 2019 class

Beginning with the fall 2019 class, Creative Writing majors will need to fulfill the following Foundational Literacies within the major through the requirements listed above.

Minor Requirements

Creative Writing Minor

Five semester courses are required* for the Creative Writing minor, including the following:

  1. Three creative writing workshops (English courses ending in 9) which can focus on any genre. See course category breakdown for list of creative writing workshops. Such courses facilitate writing under direction in a creative and critical community and are offered exclusively on a credit/no credit basis.
  2. Two ENG electives.
  3. Transfer credits, Advance Placement credit, and cross-listed courses do not count toward the minor.