Nov 30, 2023  
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Creative Writing [Arts]

Department of English and Film Studies

See also English [Arts]  

Combined Honors in Creative Writing

The common requirements are the same as for other Honors programs [see BA (Honors) ].

A Combined Honors program in Creative Writing and another discipline requires a minimum of ★36 at the senior level in writing courses offered by the Departments of English and Film Studies, and Drama. Minimum requirements in Creative Writing follow:

★12 may be selected from the above categories.

(In Year 4, students may take WRITE 532  (Tutorial), for either ★6 or ★3.)

With approval from the Write Program Director

Students may also use one of the following courses to fulfill their program requirements for (4) above:


See Cross-Listed Courses   for regulations concerning cross-listed courses.

Promotion and Graduation Requirements

In the Combined Honors Program, students must meet the promotion and graduation standards of each department. The requirements in Creative Writing are as follows:

Promotion Requirements: Promotion from year to year requires a minimum GPA of at least 3.0 and an average of at least 3.3 in all Creative Writing courses (including DRAMA 361  and 461, if taken) in the Fall/Winter.

Graduation Requirements: Graduation with Honors in Creative Writing requires a minimum GPA of at least 3.0 in the last year of study and a minimum average of 3.3 in all Creative Writing courses (including DRAMA 361  or 461, if taken). Graduation with First Class Honors requires an average of at least 3.7 in all senior-level Creative Writing courses, (including DRAMA 361  or 461 if taken) and an overall average of at least 3.5 on the last ★30.

Students should note that a Combined Honors program may not qualify them for admission to a graduate program in Creative Writing.

Minor in Creative Writing

  • ★6 of Junior English or ★3 of Junior English plus WRS 101 


Also see Minor  for additional Faculty regulations for minors.


  1. 300- and 400-level WRITE Courses (and some 200-level WRITE courses) have specific prerequisites.
  2. Students taking English as a major and Writing as a minor cannot count WRITE courses toward requirements for the major.