Minor in Creative Writing

Learning to write well is a rewarding, but complicated process that all writers—no matter how competent—can improve. To minor in creative writing means you’ll work with faculty who are not only award-winning creative writers, but also gifted teachers who give keen attention to your talent and voice.

Creative Writing Minor 21 hours

Course Requirements

ENG 221

Four creative writing courses *

Two upper-level English courses

At least six hours must be upper-level courses completed in residence at Murray State University.

* See our Creative Writing Major pages or consult your advisor for creative writing course offerings.

“Out of used furniture I made a tree.”
– Anne Sexton

Anne Sexton

Murray State University Department of English and Philosophy

The requirements listed above are an example of what is applicable to most students entering Murray State University under the 2013-14 academic bulletin. Criteria as they may relate to individual students may vary. The primary source is the Murray State bulletin applicable at the time of the student enrollment; if you enrolled prior to the 2013-14 academic year, consult the registrar's listing for your applicable bulletin.


Dr. Carrie Jerrell

7B-4 Faculty Hall

Murray State University

Murray KY 42071-3341