The creative writing major offers students the opportunity to learn the art and craft of poetry and fiction from a faculty of widely published authors. Seeking a balance between literary scholarship and literary artistic practice, the course of study aims to help students create their own works based on an understanding of the literary tradition. Creative writing majors will complete 36 credits, including Introduction to Literary Studies, 12 credits of creative writing workshops, and four survey courses selected from designated areas. They will also be expected to choose a concentration in either Poetry or Fiction for their advanced writing classes. Creative writing majors will be prepared for careers in writing, editing, teaching, public relations, law and media. They will also be prepared for master’s degree programs, Master of Fine Arts programs, and doctoral programs in creative writing.