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About the CCPS Associate of Science in Writing Program

The College of Continuing Professional Studies offers an associate of science in writing. The program focuses on the original composition of literary works in fiction, non-fiction and/or poetry. The curriculum requires instruction in grammar and style in order to develop a student's technical and editorial skills.

The writing program requires 19 hours of coursework in the following distribution:


ENGL 253: Grammar and Style 
LIBR 211: Information Research Skills

In addition to Foundations, the Associate writing major includes a combined minimum of 15 hours of Imaginative or Professional writing. Of those 15 hours, at least 6 hours must be courses numbered 300 or above and chosen from the following lists.

Imaginative Writing
Choose three courses (one must be 300 level or above):

ENGL 266: Creative Writing I – Fiction
ENGL 267: Creative Writing I – Poetry 
ENGL 268: Creative Writing I – Nonfiction
ENGL 366: Creative Writing II – Fiction 
ENGL 367: Creative Writing II – Poetry
ENGL 368: Creative Writing II – Nonfiction

Professional Writing
Choose two courses (one must be 300 level or above):

COMM 220: Business Communication and Writing
ENGL 251: Editing and Publishing 
ENGL 397: Practicum Writing Internship 
ENGL 455: Advanced Writing Workshop
ARTZ 210: Graphic Design I 
COMM 221: Media Writing 
ARTZ 310: Graphic Design II 
LDST 400: Grant Writing

General Education Courses

Students must take the following courses as part of general education requirements:

ENGL 207: Expository Writing 

Choose one of the following:

GSTU 101: Introduction to Computers and Software
GSTU 210: Desktop Applications for PCs
GSTU 211: Desktop Applications for Macs