Student ID:__________________________ Student Name:_______________________ Adviser Name:_______________________ Catalog: 2018-19 NSU Undergraduate Catalog Program: Creative Writing B.A. Minimum Credits Required:__________________

Creative Writing B.A.

OSRHE Program Code: 162
CIP Code: 231302

Major Code: 4258

The Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing is designed to guide students in the theory and practice of Creative Writing, providing immersive learning in foundational techniques, collaboration, and application of advanced craft. The major involves coursework in creative writing, literature, and professional writing across multiple departments.

General Education Requirements

A minimum of 46 hours of academic work in general education is required during the freshman and sophomore years.  For students transferring with the Associate of Arts degree or Associate of Science degree from a public institution in Oklahoma, all general education requirements will be satisfied with respect to degree requirements.  However, some majors may require other specific general education courses as program prerequisites or program requirements.  Students should consult advisors and the program’s plan of study for further information.  Students are required to complete general education requirements by the time they have completed 90 semester hours of college work.  See General Education Requirements for more information.

Creative Writing Core - 21 hours

Creative Writing majors must earn a minimum grade of C in any course counting toward the Creative Writing major.

Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
DRAM 4513 - Playwriting #
ENGL 3143 - Introduction to Creative Writing #
ENGL 3543 - English Literature I #
and  ENGL 3653 - English Literature II #


ENGL 3773 - American Literature I #
and  ENGL 3883 - American Literature II #
ENGL 4153 - Poetry Writing Workshop #
ENGL 4163 - Fiction Writing Workshop #
ENGL 4853 - Creative Writing Portfolio Workshop #

Creative Writing Electives - 6 hours

Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
ENGL 3113 - Travel and Adventure Writing #
ENGL 3693 - Short Story Workshop #
ENGL 4253 - Advanced Fiction Writing Workshop #
ENGL 4433 - Screen Writing Workshop #
ENGL 4823 - Advanced Creative Writing Workshop #
ENGL 4953 - Publication Workshop

General English Electives - 15 hours

Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
  • 9 hours of Advanced (3000/4000 level) literature electives
  • Complete 6 hours from the following courses:

    ENGL 3083 - Professional & Technical Writing #
    ENGL 3253 - Traditional Grammar and Usage #
    ENGL 4083 - Linguistics #
    ENGL 4123 - Advanced Composition for Teachers #
    ENGL 4363 - Advanced English Composition #

    Major Total - 42 hours

    Minor - 18 hours

    A minor is required for the Creative Writing Major.

    Liberal Arts and Science Courses

    # – Liberal Arts & Sciences Courses

    Additional Degree Information - College of Liberal Arts

    In addition to general education and program requirements stated above, additional hours may be needed to satisfy all minimum degree requirements listed below.

    • English Proficiency: Components I and II of English proficiency should be met with grades of “C” or better prior to the completion of 60 credit hours.
    • ​A minimum of 124 hours is required. PE activity is limited to four hours. Prior learning credit (CLEP, Advanced Standing, Military Credit, etc) is limited to 30 hours.
    • ​A minimum of 30 hours in residence (from NSU) is required for graduation. PE activity is limited to four hours. Hours in residence exclude zero-level courses and prior learning credit such as CLEP, Advanced Placement, Advanced Standing, Military Credit, etc.​
    • A minimum of 40 hours of 3000/4000 level courses is required for graduation.  ​
    • A minimum of 60 hours from a 4-year school is required for graduation excluding zero level and PE activity courses.
    • At least fifty percent of the major requirements must be upper division courses (3000 and 4000 level).
    • At least 18 hours or fifty percent of the major, whichever is greater, must be satisfactorily completed at NSU.
    • The minimum number of credit hours required in the Liberal Arts and Sciences varies based on the type of degree.  B.A., B.A.Ed., B.F.A. and B.M.E. degrees require at least 80 hours.  B.S. and B.S.Ed. degrees require at least 55 hours.  B.G.S. and B.S.W. degrees require at least 40 hours.  Liberal Arts and Science courses are designated with a “#” after the course title.

    For more information, see Bachelor’s Degree Requirements.