Department of English
The Department of English and the programs it offers promote the intellectual, spiritual, and professional growth of Creighton students through the study of the English language, literature, creative writing, and rhetoric and composition. English major programs provide graduates with a solid knowledge of their field, critical thinking and writing skills, and the values and ethical background necessary for becoming active, productive, and successful members of society. A training in English at Creighton endows a graduate with a well-rounded education, a broad perspective on human issues, a tolerant and respectful attitude toward diversity, and an approach to work and human interactions based on love, kindness, and commitment to service to the human community.
Minor in English
The minor in English provides students with a strong training in essential academic and professional skills, including critical analysis and writing. Foundational courses in the minor familiarize students with the discipline of English studies and provide a basis for further advanced courses to allow the student to develop his or her interests in a variety of areas.
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in English
The recently revised English curriculum has been designed in order to provide flexibility for both majors and faculty. Under this curriculum, it's possible to satisfy major requirements in a wide variety of ways. Students who want to focus on specific areas may specialize in American literature, British literature, Irish literature, Creative Writing, Rhetoric and Composition Studies, and English Education and still be able to pursue other areas of interest. In short, the new curriculum is more student-centered than the old.
The BA in English requires a total of thirty-six credit hours. Twenty-one of these hours are required of all English majors. An additional fifteen hours are chosen by the student, depending on specialization or interests.
Certificate in Creative Writing
For those who already have an undergraduate degree of some kind, and who don't want to pursue a full undergraduate degree in creative writing, we offer a program of study leading to a certificate.