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English (BA), Creative Writing Emphasis

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  • Program Prerequisite: Not required.
  • Minor: Required.
  • Grade Requirements: A 2.0 or better in all courses required for this major in addition to an overall GPA of 2.00 (C) or higher.
  • Credit Hour Requirements: A total of 120 credit hours is required for graduation; a minimum of 39 of these must be English courses. A total of 40 upper division credit hours is required (courses numbered 3000 and above); a minimum of 30 of these must be English courses.
  • Program Code: 3020BA
  • CIPC: 231302


English Creative Writing Emphasis majors are expected to meet with a faculty advisor at least twice annually for course and program advisement. Please call 801-626-6251 for more information or to schedule an appointment. (Also refer to the Department Advisor Referral List.)

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Admission Requirements

Declare your program of study at the English department office, Elizabeth Hall 413. No special admission or application requirements are needed for this program.

General Education

Refer to Degree Requirements  for Bachelor of Arts requirements. See Language Courses Required to fulfill the BA listed under the major course requirements.

Consult with a departmental advisor for detailed general education guidelines.

For CA, students must take ENGL 2250  (Intro to Creative Writing. This course will be required before you may take upper division creative writing coursework.)

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Experiment in writing and develop drafts into polished original work.
  • Show critical self-awareness.
  • Exhibit editorial proficiency.
  • Understand the professional writing environment.
  • Show knowledge of contemporary, canonical, and marginalized literature.

Major Course Requirements for BA Degree

A minimum of 39 credit hours is required in valid English courses, of which at least 30 credit hours must be upper division.

English Courses Required (39 credit hours)

The following courses are required. (ENGL 2200  and ENGL 2250  should be taken early in the major; ENGL 4940  should be taken in the final year)

Language & Literature (one of the following)

Advanced Writing Courses (6 credits of the following)

Language Courses Required to fulfill the BA

English majors must take either 12-credit hours of a foreign language or 6 hours of a foreign language and 6 hours of language arts. Any 3000 or 4000 level English class may be used as a language arts course, but one course (3 credits) with a primary emphasis on language or writing is strongly recommended. Courses chosen for the BA language requirement cannot also be counted toward the English Creative Writing major.

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