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The Schools of Nursing and Pharmacy operate on both the Oxford and Jackson campuses. The Schools of Dentistry, Health Related Professionals and Medicine, and the Health Sciences Graduate School, are based in Jackson only. (Additional healthcare programs are available through the School of Applied Sciences on the Oxford campus.) Other than these exceptions, the schools above are on the Oxford campus.

B.F.A. in Creative Writing

A major in creative writing for the B.F.A. degree consists of 53 hours of English classes and 9 hours of Advanced Interdisciplinary Histories, Practices, and Theories of Art.   

Literary History Core (18 hours total; at least 6 hours at --

the 400+ level):

  • Eng 299
  • One course from Medieval and Early Modern Literatures list
  • One course from 18th/19th Century Literatures list
  • One course from Diverse Perspectives list
  • Two courses (6 hours) of literature electives chosen from 300+ Eng -- literature courses   

    Creative Writing Core (21 hours):

  • Eng 199. or 300. Intro to Creative Writing
  • Eng 298. Intro to Form, Craft, and Influence
  • Eng 301. Poetry Workshop
  • Eng 302. Fiction Workshop
  • Eng 308. Editing, Writing, and Digital Publishing
  • Eng 400. Advanced Poetry Workshop
  • Eng 401. Advanced Fiction Workshop   

    Creative Writing Electives (6 hours) chosen from:

  • Eng 303. Nonfiction Workshop
  • Eng 304. Screenwriting Workshop
  • Eng 402. Advanced Nonfiction Workshop
  • Eng 403. Advanced Screenwriting Workshop
  • Eng 404. Special Topics in Creative Writing
  • Eng 405. Nature Writing
  • Eng 515. Nonfiction Workshop
  • Eng 516. Fiction Workshop
  • Eng 517. Poetry Workshop   

    Creative Writing Thesis (8 hours)

    Successful completion of a B.F.A. creative writing thesis includes completion and submission of a creative writing thesis; an oral defense of the thesis; and participation in a public reading or showcase of theses.   

  • Eng 499: Thesis (final two semesters)
  • Eng 498: Thesis Workshop (1 credit hour; co-requisite with Eng 499 for B.F.A. students)