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2022 - 2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022 - 2023 Undergraduate Catalog [FINAL EDITION]

Creative Writing, BA

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Creative Writing Major Portfolio

Prospective creative writing majors must submit for evaluation a 10-page writing sample featuring work in at least two of the following categories: fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and drama. This portfolio, which will be evaluated by creative writing faculty, must be submitted at the end of the semester during which the student has declared his or her intention to major in creative writing. Students who are not initially invited to continue in the program may submit another portfolio at the end of the following semester. If, in the opinion of the faculty, this second portfolio still does not meet the basic standards for the creative writing program, the student will not be able to continue as a creative writing major. Please see the creative writing faculty for information about portfolio design, evaluation standards, and so on.

Accelerated Bachelor’s + Master’s in 5 Years (Rosemont College)

Gain an edge on your career by receiving your bachelor’s and master’s degree in only five years. Through a unique partnership with Rosemont College, English and creative writing majors can get a jump start on their graduate degree in the fields of creative writing or publishing.

To participate, you can apply for admission to Rosemont after you have completed your sophomore year at Widener. Students with a 3.0 GPA are guaranteed an interview for admission. If accepted, you will then take graduate courses at Rosemont during your junior and senior year at no additional cost.

Students who are admitted to the accelerated program and meet the academic requirements will receive a tuition discount on the graduate tuition while completing master’s degree coursework at Rosemont.

For more details, please contact Professor Janine Utell at jmutell@widener.edu.


General Education Requirements (47 Credits)

Humanities (12 Credits)

  • HIST/AH/MUS 3 Credit(s)
  • AH/MUS/PHIL/ENGL 115+–130+ 6 Credit(s)
  • 300-level humanities 3 Credit(s)

Social Science (12 Credits)

  • Social science courses must be in at least two different areas. One must be 200-level or above 12 Credit(s)

Science (13 Credits)

  • At least one science courses must include a lab. Take MATH 113 + if did not pass math proficiency test 13 Credit(s)

Creative Writing Requirements (54 Credits)

Additional Requirements (6 Credits)

  • 300-level humanities electives 6 Credit(s)

Electives (15 Credits)

  • Electives 15 Credit(s)

Total Credits: 122

Note: Four WE courses and one QR course required.

The program of study that appears here applies to students who were admitted for the summer session of this catalog year and later.  Students admitted prior to that term should select the appropriate catalog year of their admission.  Choose previous catalogs from the Home, Graduate, or Undergraduate Catalog Page at http://Catalog.widener.edu.

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