Minor in Creative Writing

Minor in

Creative Writing


Develop your writing skills with a Minor in Creative Writing – you can concentrate in nonfiction, fiction, or poetry writing.

About the Minor

With a minor in Creative Writing, you will develop your creative writing skills to supplement a wide range of major fields. Whether you want to write about your major field or you want a change-of-pace to exercise your creativity, the Creative Writing minor is an excellent choice as a secondary field of study.

How to Declare the Minor

Review minor requirements below and complete the Declare Minor form.

Minor Requirements

The Creative Writing minor requires 21 units. You must maintain a 2.0 minor GPA to graduate and at least three English units must be taken at the University of Arizona.


You will select one area of concentration:

  • Poetry
  • Fiction
  • Nonfiction

Entering Minor

The 200-level courses in Fiction, Poetry, and Nonfiction are the gateway courses to the minor. You must complete a 200-level course in your intended concentration, in addition to a second 200-level course in another concentration.

Core Writing Courses (12 units)

Choose 6 units from:

  • 201: Introduction to the Writing of Creative Nonfiction
  • 209: Introduction to the Writing of Poetry
  • 210: Introduction to the Writing of Fiction

    ENGL 201, 209, and 210 can double-count for Tier 2 Arts and minor requirements

Six units of concentration from the following (300-level and 400-level workshops must be in the same genre):

  • Nonfiction Writing: 301 and 401
  • Fiction Writing: 304 and 404
  • Poetry Writing: 309 and 409

Core Literature Course (6 units)

  • 280: Introduction to Literature
  • 380: Literary Analysis

Minor Elective Courses (3 units)  

This elective must be an upper-division (300-level and above) literature course. The course must be modern or contemporary literature. See your Academic Advisement Report for a list of approved courses.