B.F.A. DEGREE PROGRAM IN CREATIVE WRITING
The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing, offered by the Writer’s Workshop, is a program of intensive study in the making of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. The B.F.A. in writing requires a minimum of 75 semester hours of major course work designated by the candidate’s area of emphasis in consultation with the student’s program advisor. Students must successfully complete all major courses with a grade of “C” (2.0) or better. A Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in creative writing requires 120 credit hours of course work. Candidates for the degree must meet the following requirements:
General Education Requirements
All students enrolled in a degree program in the College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media must meet the university general education requirements. Additional information on these requirements can be found on the University General Education website (http://www.unomaha.edu/gened). Please consult with an academic advisor for recommended choices for the major.
Writer’s Workshop Core Requirements
Foreign Language: 6-10 hrs. Minimum of one academic year of the same college-level foreign language; high school equivalent of foreign language is not acceptable for this requirement.
Literature and Theory Core: 12 hrs.
Students may enroll a third time for WRWS 4000 for literature credit. Topic must be different each time.
Lower Level Literature: 9 hrs.
Upper Division Literature: 18 hrs.
Fiction & Poetry Track
Writing Core: 18 hrs.
Creative Nonfiction Track
Writing Core: 7 hrs.
Concentration Area: 12 hrs.
Choose four (4), 12 hrs.
Minor in Creative Writing
A minor in creative writing requires a minimum of 27 credit hours of course work to be completed under one of four different emphasis areas: fiction, poetry, nonfiction, or combined genres.
Prerequisite Courses: English Composition 1150 & 1160
Fiction: 27 hrs.
Poetry 27 hrs.
Six hours of upper division (3000+) literature courses
Creative Nonfiction: 27 hrs.
Nine hours of upper division (3000+) courses, choose 3:
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