English Major in Writing

Career Options

Creative writing builds applied skills in reading and critical thinking as well as dexterity in various kinds of writing — professional, analytical and the genres of creative writing — in a range of contexts, including print and new media. The English Major in Writing develops versatile writers who use their advanced skills in an array of fields in addition to those related to writing and publishing, from communication and marketing and advertising to public service and education. A creative writing degree provides excellent preparation for careers that demand exceptional professional or creative writing skills, or for teaching secondary school and pursuing graduate degrees.