The program combines a grounding in literary study with a workshop-style focus on writing and language. Students will learn to create complex and emotionally powerful work and join a long and storied tradition of writers from Syracuse University that have critiqued the ills of society, explored human frailties and strengths and probed the psychological depths of horror and mystery.
About the College of Arts and Sciences
The founding college of Syracuse University remains at the center of undergraduate learning. The College is divided into the natural sciences and mathematics, the humanities, and the social sciences, with the lattermost offered in partnership with the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.
Core coursework includes literature classes, creative writing workshops and craft classes in at least two genres. The program balances reading historical and contemporary literature with the practice of writing. Sample courses include
- Reading and Writing Poetry
- Fairytales in Fiction
- Interpretation of Nonfiction
- Advanced Fiction Workshop
- World Literature
- Introduction to Shakespeare
Take advantage of real-world learning opportunities that will bolster and enhance your experience.
- Join the Creative Writing Learning Living Community (LLC) to explore your passion for writing, meet fellow students and network with faculty and established authors through public readings.
- Supplement your learning and networking experiences as a Renée Crown University Honors
- Gain hands-on experience as an intern or volunteer in a variety of sectors with assistance from the College of Arts & Sciences’ Undergraduate Academic and Career Advising Office.
- Pursue undergraduate research opportunities both on and off-campus through the SOURCE.
Consistently ranked among the top international education providers in the U.S., Syracuse Abroad is a storied part of the Syracuse experience. With over 100 programs in 60 countries, nearly half of all students go abroad during their four years.
Life After Syracuse University
The career options for majors in the Creative Writing Major are broad. Creative writers publish their work but are also in demand in a variety of fields, including:
- Public relations
- Journalism and technical writing
- Web design