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Creative Writing Emphasis, English (BA)

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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 36 of these must be English courses.


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.)

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 refer to Degree and General Education 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.

Major Course Requirements for BA Degree

A minimum of 39 credit hours is required in valid English courses, of which at least 36 credit hours must be upper division.

English Courses Required (36 credit hours)

The following course (early in major)

American Literature (one of the following)

English Elective Courses (minimum of 3 credit hours)

To complete the required 39 credit hours, English Creative Writing Emphasis majors may choose as electives any 3000 and 4000 level English courses, including those listed above, or one 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.  No double dipping.

Portfolio and Public Reading

Before or during the final semester English Creative Writing Majors are required

  1. to submit a PORTFOLIO of finished work which includes all required elements described in Portfolio guidelines,
  2. to participate in a PUBLIC READING arranged by the department, and
  3. be signed off by Creative Writing Program Director, an advisor and department chair.

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