Creative Writing (A.A.) - Online

Creative Writing (A.A.) - Online

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2023 through summer 2024. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

General Education/Foundational Skills Requirements

Communication & Information Literacy 1
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric3
Communications Elective3
Information Literacy Elective3
Technological Solutions & Quantitative Reasoning 1
UNIV 104Instructional Technology for Successful Online Learning0-3
Math ElectiveMATH 114 or higher3
Critical Thinking 1
RLGN 104Christian Life and Biblical Worldview 24
Critical Thinking Elective3
Civic & Global Engagement 1
Cultural Studies Elective3
Social & Scientific Inquiry 1
Natural Science Elective3
Social Science Elective3
Christianity & Contexts 1
BIBL 104Survey of Old and New Testament4
THEO 104Introduction to Theology Survey 24
Total Hours36-39

Refer to the list of approved general education electives before enrolling in foundational skill requirements


Students transferring in 45 or more UG credit hours will have the requirement of  RLGN 104 Christian Life and Biblical Worldview (4 c.h.) waived; Students transferring in 60 or more UG credit hours will also have the requirement of THEO 104 Introduction to Theology Survey (4 c.h.) waived

Major Requirements

Major Foundational Courses
ENGL 102Composition and Literature 13
Literature Elective 1,23
Total Hours6

Course may fulfill select general education requirements.


Choose one course from the following: ENGL 202ENGL 216, or ENGL 221

Major Core
WRIT 201Introduction to Creative Writing3
WRIT 303Writing Poetry3
WRIT 304Novellas3
WRIT 305Introduction to Inspirational Writing3
WRIT 400Editing for Publishing3
WRIT 402Methods and Materials of Research3
WRIT 490Creative Writing Workshop3
Creative Writing Elective 13
Total Hours24

Choose one course from the following: CINE 201, ENGL 322, ENGL 360ENGL 460, ENGL 461, ENGL 465, WRIT 306, WRIT 307, or WRIT 404 

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • 60 Total hours
  • 2.0 Overall grade point average
  • Grade of ‘C’ Minimum required for all upper-level courses in the major
  • 25% Of major taken through Liberty University
  • 15 Hours must be completed through Liberty University
  • Grad App Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student's anticipated graduation date
Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterHours
BIBL 104 Survey of Old and New Testament 4
ENGL 101 Composition and Rhetoric 3
RLGN 104 Christian Life and Biblical Worldview 4
UNIV 104 Instructional Technology for Successful Online Learning 0-3
Communication Elective 1 3
Second Semester
THEO 104 Introduction to Theology Survey 4
Cultural Studies Elective 1 3
Information Literacy Elective (ENGL 102) 1 3
Math Elective 1 3
WRIT 201 Introduction to Creative Writing 3
Second Year
First Semester
Critical Thinking Elective (Literature Elective) 1,2 3
Social Science Elective 1 3
WRIT 303 Writing Poetry 3
WRIT 304 Novellas 3
WRIT 305 Introduction to Inspirational Writing 3
Second Semester
Natural Science Elective 1 3
WRIT 400 Editing for Publishing 3
WRIT 402 Methods and Materials of Research 3
WRIT 490 Creative Writing Workshop 3
Creative Writing Elective 3 3
 Total Hours60-63

Refer to the list of approved general education electives at before enrolling in foundational skills requirements.


Choose from the following courses: ENGL 202, ENGL 216, or ENGL 221.


Choose from the following courses: CINE 201, ENGL 322, ENGL 360, ENGL 460, ENGL 461, ENGL 465, WRIT 306, WRIT 307, or WRIT 404.

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