English - Creative Writing Emphasis, BA/BS


Program Description

The Creative Writing emphasis is comprised of 21 credits in addition to established English Department program requirements that include a core curriculum. The Creative Writing emphasis will enable students to develop and hone skills in three primary areas of creative literary production—poetry, fiction and nonfiction—and prepare them for their English senior capstone project.


Program Curriculum

120 credits

Utah Tech General Education Requirements

All Utah Tech General Education requirements must be fulfilled. A previously earned degree may fulfill those requirements, but courses must be equivalent to Utah Tech's minimum General Education standards in American Institutions, English, and Mathematics.

General Education Core Requirements
English3-7
Mathematics3-5
American Institutions3-6
Life Sciences 3-10
Physical Sciences3-5
Laboratory Science0-1
Fine Arts3
Literature/Humanities3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
Exploration 3-5
Bachelor of Arts: Foreign Language Requirement3-16
Complete one of the following:
- Complete 16 credits in a single foreign language, through earned credit (grade C or higher), credit by examination, or vertical credit from the courses listed on the GE Foreign Language Requirement page 1
- Complete a 2020 or higher foreign language course (grade C or higher)
- Complete a 3060 foreign language course listed below (grade C or higher)
- Receive 16 transfer credits for GEFL 1000 (8) and GEFL 2000 (8) in a single foreign language (grade C or higher)
OR
Complete a 1010 course listed below in a second foreign language (grade C or higher) AND one of the following:
1. In a language not taught at Utah Tech, receive 12 FLATS exam credits for FLAT 1000 (8) and FLAT 2000 (4)
or
2. In a language not taught at Utah Tech, receive 12 transfer credits articulated as GEFL 1000 (8) and GEFL 2000 (4) (all grade C or higher)
OR
Available only to students who are nonnative English speakers, complete one of the following:
- Complete 16 credits of ESL courses listed below (grade B or higher)
- Complete ESL 2750 or ESL 2760 (grade B or higher).
- Submit one of the following test scores required for unconditional Utah Tech admission: TOEFL (61 iBT, 173 CBT, or 500 PBT); or Michigan (70); or USU-IELE equivalent score. Other tests may be accepted for admission to Utah Tech but will not fulfill this requirement. Official scores must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office.
Total Hours3-16

English Core Requirements

ENGL 1410Elements of Grammar3
ENGL 2600Critical Introduction to Literature (HU, GC)3
ENGL 3030Advanced College Writing3
ENGL 3220Multicultural Literature in the United States3
ENGL 3810History and Structure of the English Language3
ENGL 4700Senior Capstone (ALUR)3
ENGL 2400American Lit Before 1865 (HU, GC)3
or ENGL 2410 American Lit After 1865 (HU, GC)
or ENGL 2500 British Literature Before 1800 (HU, GC)
or ENGL 2510 British Literature After 1800 (HU, GC)

Creative Writing Emphasis Requirements

ENGL 2250RCreative Writing3
ENGL 3140Fiction Writing3
ENGL 3141Poetry Writing3
ENGL 3142Creative Nonfiction Writing3
ENGL 3145The Creative Writing Portfolio3
Complete three of the following courses:9
Special Topics in Creative Writing (may be taken twice from different instructors for this requirement)
Writing for Interactive Media
Exploring Scientific Writing
Writing for Online Markets
Editing
Advanced Screenwriting
Playwriting
Advanced Fiction Technique
Advanced Poetry Writing
Advanced Creative Nonfiction

NOTE: ENGL 2250R may be used only once to fulfill emphasis requirements but may be repeated to fulfill degree electives.



Graduation Requirements

  1. Complete a minimum of 120 college-level credits (1000 and above).
  2. Complete at least 40 upper-division credits (3000 and above).
  3. Complete at least 30 upper-division credits at Utah Tech for institutional residency.
  4. Cumulative GPA 2.0 or higher.
  5. Grade C or higher in each English Core and Emphasis course.