English BA

Creative Writing


Unlock your creative potential and embark on a journey of self-expression, literary exploration, and storytelling with a BA in English, emphasizing creative writing. You’ll hone your writing skills across various genres, from fiction to poetry and beyond. Through workshops, seminars, and personalized guidance from experienced faculty, you'll refine your craft and develop a distinctive voice. Graduate with the ability to craft compelling narratives, ready to pursue a career in writing, publishing, editing, and more.


On Campus

Required Semester Hours

120, 42 English

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Program Highlights

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Faculty in creative writing and writers in residence offer personalized instruction by renowned poets, fiction writers and playwrights

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Student computer labs, writing studio and the Southeastern Writing Center are equipped with up-to-date technology, including design and professional publishing software, laptops and other digital devices

Common Read Program brings internationally acclaimed writers to campus for direct contact with students

Courses in linguistics, history of language and literacy; history and criticism of film, performance and gender studies; and professional writing and publishing studies, offering professional credentials and internships

Program Requirements

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What Can You Be?

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Publicity and marketing professional


Literary agent


Types of Employers


Libraries and information services

Public and private schools

Non-profit organizations

Contact Us

D Vickers Hall, Room 392

SLU Box 10861
Hammond, LA 70402

(985) 549-2499


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