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Columbia, MO 65211
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Minor in Creative Writing

The Creative Writing Minor offers courses in writing fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. Upon completion of the Minor, students will be versed in the concepts and vocabulary integral to these genres and have experience applying these concepts and vocabulary in their own original works. The Creative Writing Minor is offered by the Department of English.


15 credit hours are required. 

At least three credit hours at the 1000 level (1500, 1510, 1520, 1530) in any genre.
At least three credit hours at the 2000 level (2510, 2520, 2530) in any genre.
At least three credit hours at the 4000 level (4510, 4520, 4530) in any genre.
Students must also take 6 credits in 3000- or 4000-level English courses.

A grade of C- or above must be earned in all minor coursework and a minimum GPA of 2.0 achieved in the minor.  A minimum of 9 credit hours must be completed in MU coursework.  Students who declare a major in English cannot simultaneously minor in Creative Writing.