Creative Writing, Minor

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Program Overview

By declaring a minor in creative writing, you will get to participate in a community of students, faculty, and mentors who will develop your skills as an artful and imaginative writer and a bold and critically conscious thinker. With our active, publishing, and award-winning faculty, you’ll have the opportunity to sharpen your expertise in reading and analyzing literature and develop your skills at creating meaningful, transformative narratives.

Creative Writing, Minor

Where You'll Go

The skills you will learn as a creative writing minor—how to read and think critically, how to write with precision and ingenuity, how to do research—will prepare you to be a creative writer, grants writer, content strategist, editor, copywriter, social media manager, and more.

Minor Details

The program information listed here reflects the approved curriculum for the 2023–24 academic year per the Brooklyn College Bulletin. Bulletins from past academic years can be found here.

Minor Requirements (16 Credits)

At least four courses and 16 credits in advanced electives in creative writing with a grade of C or higher in each course, starting with English 2301 and then three courses from the following list: English 2302, 3301, 3302, 3303, 3304, 3305, 3306, 3307, and 4301.

Creative writing minors should check the Bulletin to see which of these courses are sequenced together, and consult with department counselors for recommendations.


Contact the English Department for information on academic advisers and office hours.

Brooklyn. All in.

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