Creative Writing Minor

The Department of English is proud to announce our new minor in Creative Writing. This seven-course sequence combines small, discussion-based writing workshops with classes in composition and contemporary literature. The minor is open to majors in all disciplines except English, and offers a unique opportunity to balance work in the sciences, business, engineering, or the humanities with the imaginative freedom and cultural engagement of an education in the arts. Students will gain experience in two genres (poetry, fiction, and/or creative nonfiction) as they study with published authors, interact with celebrated visiting writers, and gain familiarity with today’s literary landscape.

The study of creative writing emphasizes creativity, self-motivation, persistence, and openness to criticism – skills many employers look for when hiring. It gives students the opportunity to explore their artistic talents and devote time to producing creative work that complements achievements in their academic major. For more information at contact Sasha Steensen, Director of Creative Writing (