Writing

As an undergraduate degree, Stritch’s Creative Writing major makes possible a concentration on writing of all types, including poetry, fiction, persuasive and creative nonfiction, and screenwriting.


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The English and Writing Department believes in the importance of critical thinking, reading, and writing as a means of understanding the past and present and thinking wisely about the future. We believe that the imaginative exercise of reading and writing instills appreciation for beauty, connects us to the Franciscan tradition, and models lifelong learning for each other and for our students. The study of literature further enables students to expand their horizons, to understand the universals of the human condition, and to deepen their awareness of human nature in all its diversity.

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Program Format

As an undergraduate degree, Stritch's Writing major makes possible a concentration on writing of all types, including poetry, fiction, persuasive and creative nonfiction, and screenwriting. In writing workshops, students will practice the craft of writing, while in literature classes they will learn about the rich history of the English language.

Courses Are Available

  • Face-to-face

Semesters to Join

  • Fall (August)
  • Spring (January)

Transfer Credits You Already Earned

A maximum of 18 credits can be transferred to a B.A. degree or 36 credits toward a B.F.A. at the discretion of the department upon transcript and portfolio review. Download our guide that explains credit acquisition.

Application Requirements

Applications for admission are reviewed on a rolling basis. To apply to an undergraduate program:

  • Apply online
  • Request transcripts from your school(s)
  • Send us your ACT or SAT scores

Some academic scholarships require having an application on file, and being accepted, to see if you qualify.

International students will need to submit additional information regarding language proficiency and obtaining a student visa.

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