Creative Writing

To minor in creative writing, students must complete 18 hours of study within the English department. There are two tracks within the creative writing minor—poetry and fiction. Often students are introduced to poetry or fiction through their required English courses and then decide to minor in creative writing to further their study of the field.


Most degree programs at Baylor do not require a student to select a minor area of study, but students may choose to minor in a field that supplements their major or may choose to pursue an area of academic interest completely outside their major. For example, an English major may choose to minor in creative writing to supplement their major. Even though they are within the same department, minoring in creative writing would allow a student to take more courses in this specific vein of the field.


Courses a student might take include Advanced Creative Writing, Contemporary Poetry, or Modern American Novel.


For more information, call the English department at (254) 710-1768.