Academic Catalog 2021-2022 
    Oct 03, 2023  
Academic Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bachelor of Arts: Creative Writing

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The Jerry Jenkins Chair in Creative Writing presents a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing which provides students with an opportunity to learn techniques of descriptive writing for both fiction and nonfiction audiences. The program also covers the challenges and opportunities that authors encounter as they develop, publish, and market their projects. Students also learn the structure and functions of various public and private publishing entities as well as the demands of audiences that make up the publishing industry and its diverse markets. Students learn ways to foster a Christian voice in the field of creative writing.

In addition to courses required for the Creative Writing major, students complete a selection of General Education and Elective courses, listed below. 

Creative Writing major courses are offered online only, providing maximum flexibility to study at convenient times and places. General Education and Electives can be completed within five semesters, and major coursework for the Bachelor’s degree can be completed in four to five semesters. CCU Student Service Advisors help students identify which option best suits their educational goals.

Prior college, military, technical college, and experiential learning credits can be used toward the B.A. degree. Students may transfer in a maximum of 90 credit hours (75% of the degree requirements). This accelerated program allows for greater freedom in meeting course requirements that fit the unique scheduling needs of working adults.

The Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing requires completion of the following 120 hours:
General Education Core (39 hours)
Creative Writing Major Core (39 hours)
Elective Requirements (42 hours)

General Education Requirements (39 credit hours)

Integrative Studies (3 credit hours)

Elective Requirements (42 credit hours)

Complete 42 hours of additional electives.

Graduation Requirements for Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing

The faculty recommends students in the B.A. in Creative Writing to the Board of Trustees as candidates for graduation when they have completed the following requirements.

  1. Completion of a total of 120 credits, including all general education, electives, and major core requirements.
  2. A letter grade of D or better and a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better in all CCU coursework.
  3. Meet the CCU Residency Requirements 
  4. Formal and timely application for graduation by the date specified by the University Registrar.
  5. No outstanding financial obligation to the University.

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