Creative Writing

Fiction, Poetry, and Creative Nonfiction

Creative Writing Concentration

Be Creative

Choose the Creative Writing concentration if your interests focus on writing fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Combine the study of creative writing with the study of literature in this concentration, and deepen your appreciation for both.

To find out what classes you take in this concentration, take a look at the Creative Writing Advising Checksheet:

What Are Students Saying?

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Teal Vickrey

“I felt comfortable connecting with professors on a personal level which allowed me to feel comfortable when stretching my creative boundaries – because I did not fear being criticized or discouraged by professors. Their overall focus wasn’t to teach us one way of learning or one school of thought but to expand our horizons and allow us to discover the terrain on our own.”

~ Teal Vickrey, BA English: Creative Writing

“When I took my first creative writing class in the department, I knew it was my home. My favorite part of the English program was my professors. They were an amazing group of people and I wouldn’t be the same without their support, encouragement and critique.”

~Whitney Pratz, BA English with concentration in Creative Writing and an MFA: Creative Writing

Whitney Pratz
Justin Goodfellow

“I initially started out as a Business Major, but it was only in my English classes that I felt completely and wholly stimulated by everything I was engaged with. I think you have to devote yourself to that feeling when you are lucky enough to find it.”

~Justin Goodfellow, BA English: Creative Writing