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Creative Writing

Degree Type: Minor
College(s): Arts and Sciences

Why Choose the Creative Writing Minor?

With its dual emphasis on writing and reading creative works, the Creative Writing Minor encourages students to improve communicative and language skills while developing creative and critical texts; allows students to develop analytical skills and problem-solving skills; fosters an appreciation for language as both an expressive and a communicative medium; and encourages students to develop a deeper understanding of human nature, contemporary society, and the role of the individual in today's world.  

Admission Requirements

This Creative Writing minor is open to any student admitted to Ferris State University and pursuing a baccalaureate degree. The minor is designed to complement any Ferris major program. A maximum of 1/3 of the credits, but no more than 7 credits, in a minor may overlap with the student's major.  Students may apply 6 credit hours of overlap between minors.

Graduation Requirements

An academic minor may only be awarded upon completion of a baccalaureate degree at Ferris State University, except those pursuing a B.A. in English Composition. This minor requires a minimum of 18 credits with a minimum 2.0 grade average in these courses. At least 50 percent of the credits of the minor must be Ferris State University credits.

More Information


ADVISOR: Dr. Gordon Reynolds
PHONE: 231-591-2521

Department of Languages and Literature
Ferris State University
820 Campus Drive/ASC 3080
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2225
Phone: 231-591-3988

Required Courses
Credit Hours
Intro to Creative Writing
Adv Creative Writing Workshop
Contemporary Literature
LITR 200 Level or Above
LITR 300 Level or Above
Choose one:
Intro to World Short Fiction
World Drama
World Novels
Total Credits Required:
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