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.

In addition to the guidelines in the Concurrent Program Options section below, students interested in pursuing concurrent or second baccalaureate degrees in The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are advised to visit The College's website for more information and requirements. https://thecollege.asu.edu/concurrent-and-second-baccalaureate-degrees

Degree Offered

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


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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 Authors-2.3%$67,120
English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary2.1%$69,000
Poets, Lyricists and Creative Writers-2.3%$67,120
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education3.8%$62,870
Public Relations Specialists 7.2%$62,810
Technical Writers 7.4%$74,650

* 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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