Writing Programs

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Welcome to the English Department Writing Programs! We offer a wide range of courses that fulfill the University’s Composition (“C”) or Writing (“W”) requirement. Whether you’re looking for opportunities to write creatively, to learn to write in your field of study, to engage technical and professional communication, or to make change in the world, our courses, teachers, and programs have something for you.

Below you can click to find more specific information and resources related to the Creative Writing Program, the Program for Writing across Campus, and the Program in Writing and Rhetoric. Many of these courses count toward the Writing Minor. To learn more about the Writing Minor, click here. Check out the latest writing-related news and events below!

Creative Writing
Program for Writing Across Campus
Program in Writing and Rhetoric

Creative Writing

Our Creative Writing Program is a two-year Master of Fine Arts program offering degrees in poetry and prose. The program admits only ten to twelve students each year, which allows us to fully fund all accepted M.F.A. candidates. For undergraduates there is an option to major in English with a writing emphasis.  Learn more about the Creative Writing Program »

Writing and Rhetoric

Our Program in Writing and Rhetoric offers an array of writing courses that prepare students for writing in a variety of academic contexts. More than 4,000 students each year take one of our courses, each of which satisfies the University's "C" course or composition requirement. Learn more about the Program in Writing and Rhetoric »

Writing Across Campus

Our Program for Writing Across Campus offers writing courses linked with various disciplines. These writing courses are designed to help students improve their writing skills while further exploring ideas and materials assigned in the discipline-specific courses. Learn more about the Program for Writing Across Campus »