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Creative Writing

Bachelor of Arts

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The English Department administers the creative writing major, a program ranked among the top five in the nation. Students take four writing workshops, in which they draft, analyze, and revise manuscripts in a small class setting.

Major Details

College: College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Admissions Requirements:

No Additional Requirements

Website: http://english.arizona.edu/undergraduate/creative-writing-major
Math Required:

General

    This strand involves the general understanding and appreciation of how mathematics is used to solve problems in everyday life. The G-strand does not prepare a student for any further work grounded in mathematics and assumes the student will not proceed beyond the basic Foundations level noted above. Thus only those students whose major requires the most general knowledge of mathematics should take this strand.
General
Second Language Required:

4 Semesters

  • Scoring the equivalent of fourth-semester skill level on an entrance or placement examination administered by The University of Arizona.
  • Completion of a two-course sequence beyond the second semester of post-secondary language instruction.
  • Completion with a C or higher of a 300- or 400-level language course at the post-secondary level.
  • Completion of one course beyond the third semester in combination with an AP (Advanced Placement) score, IB (International Baccalaureate) score or a CLEP (College Level Entrance Program) score determined by the individual language department.
  • An AP, IB, or CLEP language score determined by individual language departments.
  • A minimum of one semester study abroad in a language program approved by the appropriate language department as the equivalent of fourth-semester skill level.
4 Semesters
Fees: No
Pre-Major: No
Available at:
  • Main Campus

Four-Year Plan

Archived plans are available on Degree Search 2011-2017 for many degree plans. These are sample plans. Please work with your academic advisor for more specific and up-to-date requirements.

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UA Course Requirements Units
1st Semester
ENGL 101 First Year Composition 3
First Semester Second Language 4
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
2nd Semester
ENGL 102 First Year Composition 3
Second Semester Second Language 4
Math 3
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
3rd Semester
Third Semester Second Language 4
Tier I General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3
Minor Course 3
4th Semester
Tier II General Education 3
ENGL 280 Introduction to Literature 3
ENGL 215 Elements of Craft in Creative Writing 3
ENGL Introductory Writing Workshop 3
Fourth Semester Second Language 4
5th Semester
ENGL 373A British and American Literature: Beowulf to 1610 3
Minor Course 3
ENGL Introductory Writing Workshop 3
Minor Course 3
ENGL 380 Literary Analysis 3
6th Semester
ENGL Modern or Contemporary Literature 3
ENGL Modern or Contemporary Literature 3
Minor Course 3
General Elective 3
ENGL 373B British and American Literature: Restoration to 19th Century 3
7th Semester
ENGL Upper Division Literature 3
Minor Course 3
ENGL Upper Division Literature 3
General Elective 3
ENGL Intermediate Level Workshop 3
8th Semester
ENGL Advanced Level Workshop 3
Minor Course 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3

AZ Transfer Pathways

This page is designed for in-state transfer students who plan to attend the University of Arizona. The information presented lists the most accurate course equivalencies and may not include all possible requirements. Transfer students are strongly encouraged to use this site for reference only and not for self-advising.

Transfer students should work with their community colleges and UA advisors to develop an individualized plan for transfer, and visit aztransfer.com

  • All posted Pathways (except for Bachelor of Applied Science Pathways) fulfill an AGEC and most also fulfill an Associate Degree
  • Following a Pathway does not guarantee admission to the UA nor admission to a college/major/program at the UA
  • Use Pathways in consultation with advisors from your community college and the UA
  • Pathways are subject to change at any time

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