When you major in English with a concentration in creative writing at University of Mary Washington, you will study multiple genres with award-winning authors. You will learn to be a more thoughtful reader as you develop your writing skills. You’ll learn to think critically and communicate clearly, skills that will enhance your value in a career or graduate school.
Students majoring in English: Creative Writing who complete all requirements earn the degree of Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in English.
Areas of Study
Creative writing at the University of Mary Washington includes courses in poetry, fiction, and non-fiction.
Majors often go on to graduate school to earn a Master of Fine Arts degree; teach at the high school level; or work in the fields of publishing, editing, and public relations.
Students may complete for-credit internships to gain knowledge and job experience. Many students study abroad to increase cultural awareness, broaden their perspectives, and develop skills for an increasingly international employment marketplace.
To earn honors in English, you must have a 3.7 GPA in the major and earn an A on an honors project approved by your advisor.
The concentration requires 36 credits, including five creative writing courses as well as courses in linguistics and literature. Literature courses must include one pre-1900, one post-1900, and one course in literature of historically marginalized groups.
The Department of English, Linguistics, and Communication offers numerous scholarships and awards, include some available specifically for the study of creative writing.