Creative Writing (B.S.) - Journalism - Online

Creative Writing (B.S.) - Journalism - 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
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 Hours39-42

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 from the following courses: ENGL 201, ENGL 202, ENGL 215, ENGL 216, ENGL 221, or ENGL 222.

Major Core
WRIT 201Introduction to Creative Writing3
WRIT 303Writing Poetry3
WRIT 304Novellas3
WRIT 306Writing for Theater and Film3
WRIT 307Memoirs3
WRIT 400Editing for Publishing3
WRIT 402Methods and Materials of Research3
WRIT 404Print and Digital Publishing3
WRIT 417Writing for Cultural Engagement3
WRIT 490Creative Writing Workshop3
WRIT 491Senior Capstone3
Writing Elective 13
Total Hours36

Choose one of the following courses: WRIT 305, WRIT 401, or WRIT 405.

Elective 13
Elective 13
Elective 13
Elective 13
Total Hours12

Choose one of the following courses not already applying to the degree: JOUR 225, JOUR 356STCO 307, STCO 348, or WRIT 405.

Free Electives
Choose 24-33 credit hours of free electives24-33
Total Hours24-33

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • 120 Total hours
  • 2.0 Overall grade point average
  • 30 Hours must be upper-level courses (300-400 level)
  • Grade of 'C' Minimum required for all upper-level courses in the major
  • 25% Of major taken through Liberty University
  • 30 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
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