BA in English with concentration in Creative Writing

Below is a sample 4-year plan for students pursuing the BA in English - Creative Writing track. To view the list of courses approved to fulfill KU Core Goals, please visit the KU Core website.

Freshman
FallHoursSpringHours
ENGL 101 (Goal 2.1 Written Communication/BA Writing I)13ENGL 102 (Goal 2.1 Written Communication/BA Writing II)3
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours73Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours73
1st Semester Language (BA Second Language)52nd Semester Language (BA Second Language)5
First Year Seminar (Goal 1.1 Critical Thinking)3Goal 2.2 Communication3
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours71Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours71
 15 15
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
3rd Semester Language (BA Second Language)34th Semester Language, or 1st semester of Another Language (BA Second Language)3
ENGL 200+ (Major Requirement, Goal 3 Arts & Humanities)33Goal 4.1 US Diversity3
Goal 3 Social Science3ENGL 300 (Major Requirement)3
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours73Goal 1.2 Quantitative Reasoning3
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours73Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours73
 15 15
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
Goal 4.2 Global Awareness3Goal 5 Social Responsibility & Ethics 3
ENGL 300+ from Rhetoric, Language, or Writing Area (Creative Writing, Major Requirement)43ENGL 300+ from Literatire, Language, or Rhetoric before 1850 Area (Major Requirement)3
ENGL 300+ Elective (Major Requirement)3ENGL 300+ Creative Writing Elective, Genre 2 (Major Requirement)43
BA Quantitative Reasoning (QR)23Goal 3 Natural Science3
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours73BA Laboratory/Field Experience (LFE)1
 Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours73
 15 16
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
ENGL 300+ from Diverse Identities, Communities, & Texts Area (Major Requirement)3ENGL 300+ Elective (Major Requirement)3
ENGL 500+ Creative Writing Elective (Major Requirement)53ENGL 500+ Elective (Goal 6 Integration & Creativity, Major Requirement)63
LA&S 490 (Recommended, or elective)3Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours73
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours73Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours73
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours73Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours71
 LA&S 492 (Job Search Stategies, or elective)1
 15 14
Total Hours 120

Please note:

All students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are required to complete 120 total hours of which 45 hours must be at the Jr/Sr (300+) level.

The same course cannot be used to fulfill more than one KU Core Goal. However, overlap of a KU Core course with a major or degree-specific requirement is allowed. Overlapping is recommended to allow more opportunities to explore other majors and/or minors.