English (Creative Writing) (BA)
Accelerated Program

Students in the creative writing concentration of the BA program in English study and practice the art of writing poetry and fiction.

Students gain practical experience through writing workshops and internship opportunities that prepare them for an ever-expanding variety of careers in writing, publishing, editing, teaching, media and public relations. The undergraduate program also prepares students to continue their studies in graduate and professional programs.

The undergraduate program features an outstanding faculty that has published more than 80 books and has garnered national and international attention and awards.

Degree Offered

English (Creative Writing) (BA)
Liberal Arts and Sciences, The College of

Location
Tempe

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Career Outlook

Employers in all fields are always looking for individuals with strong writing and communication skills and the ability to think critically, skills that a bachelor's degree in English with a concentration in creative writing provides. Some of the most common professions for English majors are in these fields:

  • business
  • editing
  • journalism
  • law
  • medicine
  • nonprofit community service
  • professional writing
  • public relations
  • publishing
  • teaching
  • web content development

Example Careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:


Career*growth*median salary
Writers and Authors7.6%$61,820
Editors-1.4%$58,770
English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 9.8%$64,910
Poets, Lyricists and Creative Writers7.6%$61,820
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education7.5%$59,170
Media and Communication Workers, All Other 9.9%$47,900
Public Relations Specialists 8.8%$59,300
Technical Writers 11%$70,930

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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