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Creative Writing

Creative Writing

Students must complete the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences core curriculum requirements, including composition courses, which do not apply toward major requirements.

Advanced Standing: CLEP and AP credit will not count toward the English Major or the English Writing Major. Such credit is awarded at the 1000 level and may apply toward the college writing requirement (ENGL 1020) or counted as general electives. Check with CLAS Advising for details.
Minors: The English Department also offers a minor in Literature, Writing, Creative Writing and Film Studies. Courses counted in a minor cannot be counted toward the major.
Honors Program: Students may earn Latin Honors by participating in the department's Honors Program. Click Here for information. Find additional information in the English Department or contact the Honors Director.
Internships: Internships are also available to students who have completed over 60 credit hours. For information, contact the Career Center at 303-556-2250 in the Tivoli, Suite 267. Internships count as upper-division electives.
Teaching Certification: Students interested in teaching in secondary schools may complete their teaching certification along with completing the IPTE English major for teachers. Students must be advised by the IPTE advisor.

Course Requirements: 39 credit hours

I. Required Courses 3 Credit Hours
II. Area Requirements 18 Credit Hours

   Choose one area: Fiction or Poetry

       A. Fiction Required Courses.

      Choose 1 Required Elective Course.

       B. Poetry Requred Courses.

       Choose 1 Required Elective Course.

III. Required Electives 18 credit hours. Choose 6 courses.

        Choose 6 courses with an Emphasis in either Fiction or Poetry.

Students may take additional courses, but the total applied toward the major may not exceed 56 hours (any level).