B.A. in English with Concentration in Creative Writing (EN.CW.BA)

Major Requirements/English (36 credits)
EN-226Literary Studies for English Majors3
EN-227Foundations of British Literature3
EN-228Foundations of American Literature3
EN-229Non-European Literature in English3
(EN-227, EN-228, EN-229 satisfy Literature (LIT) in General Education)
(EN-229 satisfies Global Understanding (GU) in General Education)
EN-305Shakespeare I3
or EN-306 Shakespeare II
Select one of the following:3
Criticism and Theory
Language and Linguistics
(EN-442 satisfies Technological Literacy (TL) in General Education if selected)
History of the English Language
Theory and Practice of Writing (Elementary Education Majors) 1
Approaches to Composition Theory (Secondary & Special Education Majors) 1
EN-251Creative Writing: Introduction3
Select one of the following:3
Creative Writing: Fiction
Creative Writing: Poetry
Creative Writing: Drama
Creative Writing: Non-Fiction
Select one additional Literature Elective at the 300+ level (excluding EN-388, EN-488, and EN-384)3
EN-352Craft of Writing3
EN-451Advanced Creative Writing3
Select one course designated with Course Type: ENCWU (excluding EN-388, EN-488, and EN-384)3
Interdisciplinary Requirements (6 credits)
Select 6 credits from the same World Language, any level6
(Satisfies World Language requirement in General Education)
Free Electives (42 credits) 2
Select 42 or more credits of free electives42
General Education Requirements (36 credits) 3
Complete 36 credits as outlined on the General Education table.36
Total Credits120


  • 54 credits must be completed at the 200 level or higher.
  • The English Department awards Departmental Honors to those graduating seniors who successfully completes a senior thesis, two designated courses beyond the standard major requirements, a 3.50 major GPA, a 3.30 overall GPA, and  fulfillment of the World Language requirement for English majors.

Sequence Chart

First Year
EN-101 College Composition I3EN-102 College Composition II3
HS-xxx Gen*Ed Historical Perspectives (HS.SV)3Gen*Ed Historical Perspectives (HS.SV) or Social Science Survey (SS.SV)3
Gen*Ed Natural Science (NS) BY,CE,PH,SC,GL3MA-xxx Gen*Ed Mathematics3
Gen*Ed Social Science Survey (SS.SV)3Gen*Ed Natural Science (NS) BY,CE,PH,SC,GL3
FO-xxx World Language (Satisfies World Language requirement in Gen*Ed)3World Language course3
Semester Credits15Semester Credits15
Second Year
EN-229 Non-European Literature in English (Gen*Ed Global Understanding (GU) and Literature (LIT))3EN-227 Foundations of British Literature3
EN-226 Literary Studies for English Majors (Gen*Ed Writing Intensive (WT)3EN-251 Creative Writing: Introduction3
Gen*Ed Reasoned Oral Discourse (RD)3Free Electives9
Gen*Ed Aesthetics (AT) AR, DA, MU, TH3 
Free Elective3 
Semester Credits15Semester Credits15
Third Year
EN-228 Foundations of American Literature3EN-3xx+ English Elective3
EN-305 Shakespeare I or 3063EN-200+ Creative Writing Elective, see curriculum chart for choices3
EN-252, EN-253, EN-254, or EN-255 See Curriculum Chart for titles3Free Electives9
Free Electives6 
Semester Credits15Semester Credits15
Fourth Year
EN-441, EN-442 (satisfies Technological Literacy (TL) in General Education, or EN-4433EN-451 Advanced Creative Writing3
EN-300+ or EN-400+ (Gen*Ed Experiential Education (Ex)3Free Electives 12
EN-352 Craft of Writing3 
Gen*Ed PR-xxx Interdisciplinary Perspectives (ISP)3 
Free Electives3 
Semester Credits15Semester Credits15
Total Credits 120