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Creative Writing, BA

What will I study?

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Creative Writing provides coursework to develop effective language usage and creative writing skills through classroom instruction and extensive practice. The program, utilizing both print and electronic media, focuses on imaginative writing that promotes a Christian worldview in poetry, fiction, non-fiction and drama. The degree requires 39 credits of instruction in writing and literature.

Program Learning Outcomes
The student will ...
-- Distinguish simple from sophisticated literary works.
-- Analyze knowledgeably a broad range of examples of creative writing.
-- Write creatively from a Christian worldview about human experience.
-- Prepare a manuscript for publication according to professional standards.

What classes will I take?

First Year +

Second Year +

Third Year +

Fourth Year +

  • Bible Elective (300/400-level) (2 credits)
  • Professional Writing Elective (3 credits)
  • English Elective (300- to 500-level) (3 credits)
  • Creative Writing Elective (3 credits)

Future Careers

With a major in Creative Writing, you will be prepared to enter a number of fields in mass communications and, as a Christian, make your impact felt. Among these fields are the following:

  • Advertising
  • Films
  • Free-lance writing
  • Promotion
  • Radio
  • Textbooks

Students can network with a variety of employers through our online placement service, CareerCentral. A multitude of employment opportunities are posted annually. In addition, over 60 businesses and 150 Christian schools/mission boards/Christian organizations come on campus to recruit students in a variety of majors through on-campus interviews and job/ministry fairs. The Career Services office also helps students by holding seminars on resume preparation and interview techniques.

Career Services can help you prepare for job hunting and networking with employers.

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