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English, Creative Writing Concentration, B.A.

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Admission Requirements

Freshmen and Transfers

  • Minimum GPA:  2.0
  • Declaration of Major:  Change of Major forms accepted year-round; students must make an advising appointment during SOAR and when declaring the major
  • Transferable Credit Hours:  24

Degree Requirements

Students in the major must complete a minimum of 36 credit hours in English courses, including 12 credit hours at the 4000-level.

General Education Courses (37-41 credit hours)

For details on required courses, refer to the General Education Program .

Foreign Language Courses

Students with an English major (all concentrations) are required to demonstrate foreign language competency at the intermediate level.  Intermediate proficiency requires completion of a 2000-level or above course in a foreign language that uses the Latin alphabet (e.g., French, German, Italian, Latin, Portuguese, Spanish) or a 1202-level course in a language that does not use the Latin alphabet (e.g., Chinese, Ancient Greek, Modern Greek, Hebrew, Japanese, Russian, etc.).

Major Courses (21 credit hours)

Intermediate Creative Writing Course (3 credit hours)

Select one of the following:

Literature Courses (6 credit hours)

Select one course from two of the following categories:

Restricted Elective Courses (15 credit hours)

Students select fifteen additional credit hours in ENGL courses at the 2000-level or above.

Minor Courses (18 credit hours)

A Major in English also requires completion of either a minor established at UNC Charlotte or an individually designed course of study consisting of a minimum of 18 credit hours in coursework selected from English and/or other departments, approved by the student’s Department of English advisor and undergraduate coordinator.  Students with a second major in another department are considered to have satisfied the minor requirement.  

Unrestricted Elective Courses

As needed.

Degree Total = 120 Credit Hours

Grade Requirements

A GPA of 2.0 or above in all English courses above the 1000-level is required for graduation.


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