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Creative Writing Major/Minor

WKU English: Creative Writing

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Dr. Molly McCaffrey, Creative Writing AdvisorThe WKU English department offers undergraduates a wide variety of creative writing classes for all levels of writers including fiction, poetry, nonfiction, memoir, screenwriting, playwriting, and Special Topics classes.

We also offers students numerous ways to get involved outside of the classroom, many of which are available only to grad students at other universities, making the WKU English department a popular choice for students looking to get more out of the undergraduate experience.

 Whether you are dreaming of becoming a bestselling novelist or just love to talk about how to write a beautiful poem, the creative writing program at WKU offers majors and minors the opportunity to immerse themselves in the world of creative writing.

Thanks!

Dr. McCaffrey
Undergraduate Creative Writing Advisor
molly.mccaffrey@wku.edu


Major in English: Creative Writing

The English major with a creative writing concentration (reference number 662) requires a minimum of 39 hours and leads to the Bachelor of Arts degree. A minor or second major is required.

View the English: Creative Writing Advising Worksheet to see a list of required courses and electives.

View the English: Creative Writing 4 Year Plan for a sample of how to graduate in 4 years with an English degree in creative writing.

View English course descriptions from the Undergraduate Catalog here.


Check out our Current Students page for extracurricular activities, scholarships, special events, and more!

Check out our Career Opportunities page to see careers you can pursue with an English degree!


 Minor in Creative Writing

The English minor in creative writing (reference number 348) requires a minimum of 21 semester hours. In consultation with the advisor, creative writing students should consider taking at least one of the electives in contemporary literature.

No more than 6 hours in the English major may apply toward the creative writing minor for a total of at least 54 unduplicated hours between the major and minor.

View the Creative Writing Minor Advising Worksheet to see a list of required courses and electives.

View English course descriptions from the Undergraduate Catalog here.

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Creative Writing Faculty:

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Dr. David Bell

Dr. Tom Hunley

Dr. David LeNoir

Dr. Molly McCaffrey

Professor Mary Ellen Miller

Dr. Dale Rigby

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