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BA in Creative Writing - Fiction Writing

Southern New Hampshire University's Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing with a concentration in Fiction Writing program offers students the opportunity to develop creative writing and critical analysis skills. Learn how students can perfect their writing craft with the Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing with a concentration in Fiction Writing program here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing with a concentration in Fiction Writing

School Offering Program:

Southern New Hampshire University

Program Prerequisites:

Applicants interested in the Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing with a concentration in Fiction Writing program should be interested in exploring their creative boundaries while developing their understanding of fiction literature. All applicants to Southern New Hampshire University programs must have earned a high school diploma or equivalent.

Program Description:

In addition to general education coursework, the Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing with a concentration in Fiction Writing program at Southern New Hampshire University offers coursework in the history of English, etymology, literary theory, and literary critical analysis. Students will have the opportunity to develop advanced skills in creative writing, study Shakespeare, and examine the publishing industry. The program includes three fiction-writing workshops.

Learning Format:

Online

Financial Aid Available:

Federal financial aid is available to those who qualify in the forms of loans, and grants. Contact the SNHU Financial Aid office to learn more about your financial aid options.

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Required Courses for a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing with a concentration in Fiction Writing:

Fiction Writing Courses

  • ENG 329: Fiction Writing Workshop
  • ENG 349: Intermediate Fiction Writing Workshop
  • ENG 359: Advanced Fiction Writing Workshop

Creative Writing Major Courses

  • ENG 226: Introduction to Creative Writing
  • ENG 350: The English Language
  • ENG 431: Advanced Creative Writing
  • LIT 300: Literary Theory
  • ENG 340: Context of Writing: Contemporary Writers and Publishing
  • LIT 319: Shakespeare
  • LIT ELE: One 200-level LIT elective
  • LIT ELE: One 400-level LIT elective

B.A./B.S. Core Skills Courses

  • ENG 120: College Composition I
  • ENG 121: College Composition II
  • MAT 130: Applied Finite Math
  • MAT ELE: Mathematics Elective
  • COM 212: Public Speaking
  • IT 100: Introduction to Information Technology
  • SNHU 101: First Year Seminar/Foundations in Critical Thinking

B.A./B.S. Core Knowledge Courses

  • Choose one of the following:
    • FAS 201: Introduction to Humanities I
    • FAS 202: Introduction to Humanities II
    • FAS 223: Appreciation and History of Music
    • FAS 340: Modern Art
    • FAS 370: American Art
  • Choose one of the following:
    • HIS 109: Western Civilization I
    • HIS 110: Western Civilization II
    • HIS 113: United States History I
    • HIS 114: United States History II
  • Choose one of the following:
    • PHL 210: Introduction to Western Philosophy
    • PHL 212: Introduction to Ethics
    • PHL 214: Logic, Language, and Argumentation
    • PHL 230: Religions of the World
  • Choose one 200-level Literature Elective
  • Choose one Science Elective (not SCI 215)
  • Choose four other electives:
    • Social and Behavioral Science Elective (ATH, ECO, POL, PSY, SOC, SSC)
    • No more than two of these four in the same discipline

Post-Graduation Opportunities:

Furthering Your Education:

After successfully completing the Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing with a concentration in Fiction Writing program, some graduates may wish to continue their education with a master's degree in a related field. Earning a master's degree can help students develop advanced skills which may prepare them for more challenging career opportunities. Depending on their professional goals, graduates may consider master's programs such as:

  • Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing
  • Master of Arts in English and Creative Writing (added because this is a new program for our grad team.)
  • Master of Arts in Writing and Publishing
  • Master of Arts in Journalism

Career Paths:

Southern New Hampshire University's Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing with a concentration in Fiction Writing program is designed to offer students a solid foundation in the mechanics of creative writing, which could translate to a variety of employment opportunities in many businesses, non-profit organizations, and government agencies. Graduates who wish to work in the literary field may be able to pursue positions such as:

  • Author
  • Literary Agent
  • Editor
  • Copywriter

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