Creative Writing

Major (Emphasis)


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English majors in the Creative Writing emphasis learn how to write well, from the foundation of good sentences to the architecture of enthralling stories. Through literature courses and focused classroom workshops, this degree teaches students how to write and analyze essays, poems, and fiction pieces, in traditional and new media formats.

Real World Application

Graduates of this program will leave prepared to seek careers as writers, editors, publishers, or researchers. The skills they learn in the program will also make them competitive applicants as literary consultants, librarians, business administrators, web content writers, public relations specialist, or copywriters.

Get Involved

Helicon West

This uncensored open-mic is the perfect place to read your poetry and other writing in front of an audience.

Sink Hollow

Gain valuable publishing experience by curating, producing, and marketing USU's undergraduate literary magazine.

The Bull Pen

Discuss your creative writing with other writers, participate in poetry slams, and flex your creative muscles with other students.

USU Honors Program

Participate in discussion-oriented classes and reading groups while taking advantage of other Honors-specific benefits.

Writing Center

The Utah State University Writing Centers provide a positive and inclusive environment for university and community writers to improve their communication skills.

Program Advisor

Susan Parkinson

Susan Parkinson

Academic Advisor Senior

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Scholarships & Financial Aid

  • Utah State University offers many options for financial aid, including university level scholarships and aid available to specific colleges and majors.