2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Mar 01, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

English, Creative Writing (B.A.)

College of Arts and Humanities
Department of English
Trevor Colbourn Hall (TCH) 250A


Interim Department Chair: James Campbell

English (B.A.) - Creative Writing may be completed fully online, although not all elective options or program prerequisites may be offered online. Newly admitted students choosing to complete this program exclusively via UCF online classes may enroll with a reduction in campus-based fees.

Admission Requirements

  • None

Degree Requirements

  • Students who change degree programs and select this major must adopt the most current catalog
  • Students must earn at least a “C” (2.0) in each required course
  • Co-op or internship credit cannot be used in the major without prior approval from the department
  • Students should consult with a departmental advisor
  • Departmental Residency Requirement consists of at least 15 semester hours of regularly scheduled 3000-4000 level courses taken from the UCF English Department
  • Courses designated in General Education Program and Common Program Prerequisites are usually completed in the first 60 hours

General Education Program (GEP) (36 Credit Hours)

Communication Foundations (9 Credit Hours)

Cultural and Historical Foundations (9 Credit Hours)

Mathematical Foundations (6 Credit Hours)

Math: (3 Credit Hours)

Statistics - Computers: (3 Credit Hours)

Social Foundations (6 Credit Hours)

Science Foundation (6 Credit Hours)

Common Program Prerequisites (CPP)

  • Credit Hours: 3 (GEP) 1
  • Credit Hours: 3 (GEP)
  • 1 See Transfer Notes for possible substitutions. See “Common Prerequisites ” in the Transfer and Transition Services section for more information.

Core Requirements: Basic Level (9 Credit Hours)

Core Requirements: Advanced Level (12 Credit Hours)

  • Literary History Requirement
  • Choose four courses total from these two groupings

Select at least one of these pre-1865 literature courses

  • Note: Each semester, additional courses may satisfy these requirements. Check with an advisor for details.

Select at least one of these post-1865 literature courses

Restricted Electives (15 Credit Hours)

  • Please note that students must take 4 but no more than 6 of the courses listed in a. and b. below.
  • A list of approved restricted elective courses is found in the myKnight audit.

Choose two of the following: (6 Credit Hours)

A. Select Two: (6 Credit Hours)

Choose two of the following: (6 Credit Hours)

B. Select Two: (6 Credit Hours)

Choose one of the following: (3 Credit Hours)

C. Select One: (3 Credit Hours)

Capstone Requirements

  • None


  • Select primarily from upper level courses, with departmental advisor’s approval. May be outside of the department.

Foreign Language Requirements


  • Met by graduation requirement


  • Proficiency equivalent to three semesters of college instruction in a foreign language taught by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures or the Department of History (Hebrew). Standardized examinations for foreign languages may be used to meet the requirement. With departmental approval, a cultural/multicultural or related course offered by the Department of English may be used to satisfy one semester of the Graduation requirement.

Additional Requirements

  • The English Department offers multiple opportunities to complete the signature experience requirement. Please consult the Undergraduate Advisor for a full listing.

Required Minors

  • None

Departmental Exit Requirements

  • Maintain and achieve a minimum GPA of 2.0 in all courses used towards the major.

University Minimum Exit Requirements

  • A 2.0 UCF GPA
  • 48 semester hours of upper division credit completed
  • 60 semester hours earned after CLEP awarded
  • 30 of the last 39 hours of course work must be completed in residency at UCF.
  • A maximum of 45 hours of extension, correspondence, CLEP, Credit by Exam, and Armed Forces credits permitted.
  • Complete the General Education Program, the Gordon Rule, and nine hours of Summer credit.

Total Undergraduate Credit Hours Required: 120

Additional Information

Honors In Major (9 Credit Hours)

  • Application and admission through the English Honors Committee and the Honors College.
  • Fulfill University requirements for Honors in the Major.
  • Grade of “B” (3.0) or better in an English graduate or undergraduate course or in a graduate or undergraduate course outside the major that relates to thesis with approval (3 hrs), Directed Readings (3 hrs), and Thesis hours (3 hrs).
  • Successful completion and oral defense of Honors thesis.

Related Programs


Related Minors

Advising Notes

  • None

Transfer Notes

  • Lower division courses do not substitute for upper division courses.
  • Courses transferred from private and out-of-state schools must be evaluated for equivalency credit. The student must provide all supporting information.

Acceptable Substitutes for Transfer Courses

  • None

Program Academic Learning Compacts

Plan of Study

  • One of numerous possible plans of study. See program description for all requirements. Consult a departmental advisor for alternate, new or more appropriate selections.

Freshman Year - Fall (15 Credit Hours)

Freshman Year - Spring (16 Credit Hours)

  • Credit Hours: 3
  • GEP Credit Hours: 3
  • GEP Credit Hours: 3
  • GEP Credit Hours: 3
  • Foreign Language Elementary I Credit Hours: 4

Sophomore Year - Fall (16 Credit Hours)

  • LIT 2110 or LIT 2120 Credit Hours: 3
  • GEP Credit Hours: 3
  • GEP Credit Hours: 3
  • Foreign Language Elementary II Credit Hours: 4
  • Elective Credit Hours: 3

Sophomore Year - Spring (15 Credit Hours)

Junior Year - Fall (15 Credit Hours)

Junior Year - Spring (15 Credit Hours)

  • Pre- or Post-1865 Literary History Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Writing Workshop Credit Hours: 3
  • Advanced Writing Workshop Credit Hours: 3
  • Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Elective Credit Hours: 3

Senior Year - Fall (15 Credit Hours)

  • Advanced Writing Workshop Credit Hours: 3
  • Creative Writing Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Upper Level Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Upper Level Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Elective Credit Hours: 3

Senior Year - Spring (13 Credit Hours)

  • Upper Level Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Upper Level Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Upper Level Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Upper Level Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Elective Credit Hours: 1