College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
Liberal Arts Department
Bachelor of Arts in English with a Concentration in Creative Writing

The creative writing program is offered on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix and the St. Thomas Campus.  

Creative Writing - Using the four required electives in the English major, students may elect a concentration in Creative Writing.  This concentration includes an introductory course in Creative Writing that offers the opportunity to experiment with poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction and drama; intermediate courses in fiction and verse writing; and an advanced course that features the development of a student portfolio of original poetry, short fiction, or short dramatic pieces or the full, edited draft of a novel or play.  Each of these courses is offered at least once every two years so that students are afforded the opportunity to complete the concentration in a timely manner after finishing their General Education requirements.  Students concentrating in Creative Writing may choose to focus on a creative project rather than a research project in HUM 497-498 /Senior Humanities Seminar, under the direction and guidance of a faculty advisor in creative writing.


For More Information Contact

Title Name
Dean Dr. Simon Jones-Hendrickson
Department Chair or Program Coordinator Dr. Patricia Harkins-Pierre
Administrative Assistant Ms. Mary Alexander