Certificate in Creative Writing

Required Courses (6 Credits):

ENGL 226Introduction to Creative Writing3
ENGL 271Reading and Writing about Texts3
Choose two of the following (6 credits):
ENGL 306Creative Writing: Fiction3
ENGL 308The Art of Writing Nonfiction3
ENGL 413The Art of Writing: Poetry3
ENGL 414The Art of Writing: Fiction3


  • English 271 can double-count toward the English major or minor and the CW Certificate (the remaining 3 courses will not count for the major or minor if being applied to the CW Certificate). 
  • Students who pursue both the Writing and Editing Certificate and The Creative Writing Certificate, may apply the credits of one course (either English 226, English 308, or English 408) to count for both certificates.