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

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-342, EN-384, EN-388, EN-488, and EN-489)3
EN-352Craft of Writing3
EN-451Advanced Creative Writing3
Select one course designated with Course Type: ENCWU (excluding EN-342, 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

EN/ED majors MUST take EN-470 Theory and Practice of Writing (3 cr.) or EN-474 Approaches to Composition Theory (3 cr.) to fulfill the above credits.


Please consult with your advisor regarding the required number of free electives that must be completed.


The General Education curriculum requires the completion of 45 credits. However, students may be able to share credits from within their major or interdisciplinary requirements. Please consult with your advisor to determine which General Education courses must be completed.


  • 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