Creative Writing Emphasis Program

The Department of English provides an Emphasis in Creative Writing to be added to the Bachelor’s Degree. This requires the completion of 18 units--a total of 6 courses—within the English Major. Courses develop skills in the writing of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction. Beginning, intermediate, and advanced workshops address writing through instructor-led peer discussion. Students should begin work by the beginning of their third year, or earlier if possible, after having declared the English Major, with an emphasis in Creative Writing (please see the English Department Chair, or the English Department adviser).

In addition to completing the required courses for the program, students completing the Emphasis in Creative Writing must produce a Creative Writing Portfolio--a collection of their original fiction, non-fiction, and poetry written inside and outside creative writing classes during their time at Weber State University. No later than the beginning of a students’ third year, students should meet with the Director of Creative Writing. The Creative Writing Program Director will assign a faculty mentor for students to work with during their tenure in the program. To be cleared for graduation with the Creative Writing Emphasis Program endorsement, students must complete all the requirements for the portfolio and submit it to their faculty mentor three weeks prior to graduation.

For a full map of the degree offering, please visit: Creative Writing Degree Map

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English Department
Elizabeth Hall 413
Ogden UT 84408


Creative Writing Program Director: Professor Abe Smith and Professor Ryan Ridge

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