Majors and Minors
Creative Writing Major
The major in Creative Writing consists of thirty-three (33) hours.
• Choose one group from:
(Group One—Poetry Writing Emphasis)
In addition to the course requirements detailed under the Literature Track tab, majors on the Literature Track may attain Departmental Honors in English by successfully completing the major requirements plus ENG 329 or its equivalent and ENG 488 under the direction of an Honors Committee composed of the Chair and two members of the English Department selected by the student. Students should register for ENG 488 in the spring semester of their junior year and complete the honors paper by March 15 of the senior year.
In addition to the course requirements detailed under the Creative Writing Track tab, majors on the Creative Writing Track may attain Departmental Honors in English by submitting a portfolio by March 15 of the senior year to be juried by outside readers. The portfolio must be judged “outstanding” to receive honors.
A grade point average of 3.50 in upper-division English classes is required for honors on all major tracks.
Secondary Teacher Certification
Teacher certification in English (6-12) is available to English majors who successfully complete the regular Literature Track program and ENG 323 or 325. Students planning to teach English in secondary school should notify their advisor and contact the secondary education advisor in Tift College of Education. Required courses in education include EDUC 210, 220, 256, 283, 357, 398, 399, 406, 468, 469, 476, 485, and 492.
Please consult the Tift College of Education Admission to Teacher Education web page for more details.