As one of the oldest writing programs in the United States, the Writing Program at the University of Pittsburgh has an excellent record of not only producing talented creative writers but also developing the writing skills of undergraduates who go on to work in a variety of professions, including journalism, education, law, and publishing. The minor in Creative Writing fulfills a need that is different from the Certificate in Professional Writing, with its particular focus on writing in business, non-profit, and legal environments, and the Writing Major, which requires a more substantial commitment of time and study.
Before declaring the minor in Creative Writing, students must complete an English Composition course (ENGCMP 0200 , ENGCMP 0203 , ENGCMP 0205 , ENGCMP 0207 , or ENGCMP 0208 ) to develop the skills necessary for effectively reading and writing at the college level. Students must take ENGWRT 0400 - INTRODUCTION TO CREATIVE WRITING .
This minor requires students to complete 18 credits of coursework as follows.