About the CCPS Writing Major

The department of English at the College of Continuing Professional Studies offers a bachelors of science in writing. The writing major is designed to prepare students for personal creative development as well as for a wide range of professional careers. Students completing this innovative major, which places equal stress on creative and professional writing, not only will have acquired the technique necessary to write clearly and expressively, but will be poised to enter some of the most interesting careers open to writers: from book and magazine editors and writers to "information architects" on the web.


Program Requirements

Credit Hours

Prerequisites

Foundations 3 hrs
3 hrs

Imaginative Writing
(Choose 2 - at least one
must be 300 level)

6 hrs

Professional Writing
(Choose 2 - at least one
must be 300 level
or above)
6 hrs None

Recommended prerequisite: ENGL 253

None

None
None

Literature
Electives

Students must choose nine hours of literature electives, including at least three hours of upper division.

9 hrs

Capstone
3 hrs

ENGL 301 & Senior Status


TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

30 hrs


*Some elective courses may require prerequisites. Please see the course descriptions section of the catalog for individual course requirements