This 15 credit hour certificate is designed for undergraduate students who desire to gain greater competency in the writing of poetry, fiction, and/or creative nonfiction. The program will prepare students for graduate work in the ever-expanding field of Creative Writing, and will foster skills relevant to a variety of careers, including professional writing, publishing, editing, teaching, and advertising.

This certificate can be added to ANY major or program!

Courses

The Certificate Program consists of 15 hours chosen from the following:

​Required Courses I (6 hours)
ENG 234 - Introduction to Literary Analysis 3(3-0)
ENG 294 - Introduction to Creative Writing 3(3-0)

Required Courses II (3-6 hours)
Students may focus in poetry, prose, or both by selecting 3-6 hours from the following:
ENG 301 - Nonfiction Writing 3(3-0)
ENG 391 - Creative Writing: Fiction 3(3-0)
ENG 392 - Creative Writing: Poetry 3(3-0)

Required Courses III (3-6 hours)
Students may focus in poetry, prose, or both by selecting 3-6 hours from the following:
ENG 491 - Advanced Fiction Writing 3-6(3-0)
ENG 492 - Advanced Poetry Writing 3-6(3-0)
ENG 493 - Creative Nonfiction 3-6(3-0)

Note: Take either ENG 491, 492, or 493; the selected course may be repeated up to six hours.

Note: All creative writing courses have prerequisites.

Total 15 semester hours​


Want to sign up?

Any one of our Creative Writing faculty members would be happy to talk to you about the program and fill out your certificate program plan. Contact one of the advisors below to set up an appointment:

Jeffrey Bean, MFA | Poetry | Anspach 301D | (989) 774-2661 | email | webpage
Darrin Doyle, Ph.D. | Fiction | Anspach 301B | (989) 774-1349 | email | webpage
Robert Fanning, MFA | Poetry | Anspach 301H | (989) 774-2665 | email | webpage
Matthew Roberson, Ph.D.| Fiction | Anspach 208 | (989) 774-2585 | email | webpage