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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Creative Writing

Undergraduate Certificate Program

Mildred R. Mickle
Penn State Greater Allegheny
Phone: 412-675-9135

Penn State Greater Allegheny

Creative Writing (CRWRIT)

One of the areas of job growth and sustainability continues to be publishing creative works of fiction and non-fiction. With the advent of e-reading technology individuals have greater opportunities to publish and market their work. Another area of job growth requiring creative writing is in the field of narrative design for gaming applications. The 12-credit creative writing certificate will give students an exposure to both fiction and nonfiction writing plus the opportunity to take the upper-level course in their top area of interest. Students are required to take 9 credits of 200-level courses and 3 credits of 400-level courses from the approved lists.


9 credits from the following list:
ENGL 209 (1-6)
ENGL 212 (3)
ENGL 213 (3)
ENGL 215 (3)

3 credits from the following list:
ENGL 412 (3)
ENGL 413 (3)
ENGL 415 (3)
ENGL 417 (3)
ENGL 420 (3)
ENGL 422 (3)
ENGL 423 (3)


Effective Semester: Fall 2013