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Creative Writing

Mode of Study:
On Campus
Degree Level:
Undergraduate, Major, Minor, Concentration
Degree Types:
Bachelor of Arts
School of Arts & Sciences

Your Love of Writing Will Become the Foundation for Your Future

Writing well is a skill highly valued by today’s employers across all media. Whether digitally or on paper, good writing allows you to clearly articulate the value and benefits of a product, a certain point of view, and can even sway others to share your thoughts and opinions.

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In small classes led by inspiring faculty who love writing and words as much as their students, emphasis is placed on intellectual curiosity. Grow your knowledge, confidence, and mastery of the English language not only by studying famous writers, but by learning about the various genres of creative expression and the skills needed for idea development, revising, and editing.

Your pursuit of an English degree with a concentration in Creative Writing at Catawba College can lay the bedrock on which you can build a variety of satisfying careers. Everything from business to teaching to publishing-related fields, as well as graduate or professional study in fields like professional and creative writing, law, and academics, are options for you to pursue.

Undergraduates choose Creative Writing because of their love of words and because of the connections they make with knowledgeable professors who share the same passion for writing and literature.

No matter what career you pursue, strong writing skills will ALWAYS be valuable.

Andrew McCollister '15 Writing major with minors in Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology, and English; Member of Swimming team; Whitener Award recipient; Author of "Beneath the Surface"

Program Highlights

  • Scholarships

    Incoming freshmen English students concentrating their studies in Creative Writing are encouraged to apply for English Department scholarships.

  • Study Abroad

    Engage with other cultures and experience first-hand how powerful the written word is on a scholarship-funded, semester-long study abroad experience.

  • Internships

    English majors are encouraged to complete internships to discover their professional interests, gain real world experience, and further develop their craft.

Program Details

Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate Research

Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in English at Catawba are encouraged to pursue extended research projects which allow them to delve deep into a topic of their personal interest. Students can present their research on campus at a well-attended annual Catawba Research and Creativity Showcase or at state and regional professional conferences such as the State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research and Creativity Research Symposium.

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Jobs Writing majors who completed the Bachelor of Arts degree program are building their careers in the following positions:

    • University Academic Administrator
    • Public Relations Professional
    • Marketing Account Executive
    • Editor
    • Author
    • Newspaper Reporter
    • Blogger

Graduate Schools - Catawba College Writing majors have pursued graduate degrees at the following schools:

    • N.C. State University
    • Auburn University
    • UNC-Greensboro
    • Appalachian State University
    • UNC-Wilmington
    • UNC-Charlotte
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Department of English

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Hedrick Administration Building