Creative Writing Minor

Creative writing requires an active imagination and an ability to synthesize and order disparate ideas that transcend subject-matter boundaries.

This minor is designed for students who want to develop their writing skills beyond their chosen disciplines. Experience the challenges and rewards of using language as a tool to communicate your ideas and create successful works of poetry, fiction or non-fiction. Acquire the discipline and commitment required to be a professional writer.

Our creative writing courses are taught by experienced faculty, who are practicing and professional writers in their respective genres. Coursework includes writing, poetry, fiction, and the literary essay, complemented by literature courses. Students minoring in creative writing must complete 24 units with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher in each course. At least 15 units must be earned at the 300-400 level. View minor requirements in the Undergraduate Catalog.

Writing Resources

The university offers a host of resources to help you perfect your writing skills. Check out the Writing Center, the College of Liberal Arts Computer Labs and Online Writing Support for basic grammar skills.

Grub Street, the university’s literary magazine, is the venue for student fiction, poetry and art.

Grub Street