Major & Minors

The Creative Writing Program in Penn’s School of Arts and Sciences offers three paths for students who wish to formalize their study of writing craft. Click the links at right for full details on all requirements.

 

Creative Writing Concentration

The Creative Writing Concentration for English majors (colloquially referred to as the “Creative Writing Major”) provides students with a deep grounding in literature as well as advanced study in creative writing. Concentrators are eligible to apply for Honors in English. >>more details

 
Creative Writing Minor 

The Creative Writing Minor is available to any student in the four undergraduate schools at Penn (College, Wharton, Engineering, Nursing) and provides students with opportunities to pursue their own interests and develop expertise in a range of topics, methods, and approaches to the craft of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and cross-genre writing. >>more details

 
Journalistic Writing Minor 

The Journalistic Writing Minor is available to any student in the four undergraduate schools at Penn (College, Wharton, Engineering, Nursing) and provides opportunities for students to pursue their own interests and develop expertise in a range of topics, methods, and approaches to the craft, from magazine writing to political commentary and reporting, the art of editing, or arts and culture criticism. >>more details