English, B.A. - Creative Writing

As an English major specializing in Creative Writing, you’ll take the foundation courses for the major – in literary analysis, American and British literature, and multi-ethnic literature and critical theory – along with four additional courses in Creative Writing.  

The Creative Writing concentration includes beginning, intermediate, and advanced courses in the writing of fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry, with the option of completing a creative thesis in your final year. Workshops focus on sharing your work with peers and learning how to give and receive constructive feedback that will challenge you to revise and discover your vision as a writer. You may also become an editor of SCSU’s literary and art annual, FOLIO.

Your courses also introduce you to a vibrant writing community at Southern with a long history of graduates who have won national prizes, published books with renowned presses, and have gone on to successful MFA programs and careers as editors, high-school teachers, journalists, and founders of literary periodicals.