University Catalog 2023-2024

Creative Writing (Minor)

To see more about what you will learn in this program, visit the Learning Outcomes website!

A minor in Creative Writing is available from the English Department for NC State students, except for English majors in the Creative Writing concentration.

Admissions and Certification of Minor

Students can apply for admission to any university minor program in MyPack Portal. Admission will be based on the student’s academic record, and in most cases no longer requires departmental review. The minor must be completed no later than the semester in which the student expects to graduate from his or her degree program. Students can monitor their progress toward completing the minor by viewing their Minor Degree Audit online, anytime, in MyPack Portal. 

Questions regarding unmet course requirements on your Minor Degree Audit (indicated by a red ‘X’) should be directed to the Minor Coordinator, below.

Contact Person

Eduardo Corral

SIS code: 16CWM

Plan Requirements

  • A minimum of 15 hours (5 courses) in creative writing and/or in writing theory.
  • Of the five elective courses, no more than 2 may be at the 200 level. At least one must be at the 400 level or above.
  • No more than 2 courses (6 hours) of transfer credit.
  • Must have an overall GPA of 2.0 in the minor and may count no course grade lower than a ‘C-‘.
  • No courses for the minor may be taken for S/U credit.
  • A maximum of TWO (2) courses may be used (double-counted) towards both departmental major requirements and minor requirements.

Elective Courses

ENG 281Introduction to Creative Nonfiction3
ENG 287Explorations in Creative Writing3
ENG 288Fiction Writing3
ENG 289Poetry Writing3
ENG 381Creative Nonfiction Writing Workshop3
ENG 388Intermediate Fiction Writing Workshop3
ENG 389Intermediate Poetry Writing Workshop3
ENG 422Writing Theory and the Writing Process3
ENG 426Analyzing Style3
ENG 488Advanced Fiction Writing Workshop3
ENG 489Advanced Poetry Writing Workshop3
ENG 430Advanced Screenwriting3
ENG 499Special Topics in Creative Writing3
Total Hours39