Creative Writing Concentration

For Undergraduate English Majors

As an English major, you design your own concentration — a program of study based on your areas of interest, organized around a controlling theme or topic — with the help of your advisor. Below are some recommendations for students interested in this area.

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Recommended Courses

Recommended Experienes

Recommended Reading

Career Opportunities

  • Editor (magazines, book publishers, literary and trade journals, professional publications, web)
  • Writer/copywriter (magazine, newspaper, advertising, business)
  • Commercial, independent, and university publishing (editing, marketing, literary agent, sales)
  • Teaching (following a graduate degree)
  • Management/directing of nonprofit organizations (which might include your own magazine, literary centers, a lecture series, etc.)

Professors to Know

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Jonis Agee

Adele Hall Professor 225 Andrews Hall
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Grace Bauer

Professor 344 Andrews Hall (402) 472-0993
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Stephen Behrendt

George Holmes Distinguished Professor 319 Andrews Hall (402) 472-1806 Website
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Chigozie Obioma

Assistant Professor 347 Andrews Hall Website
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Joy Castro

Susan J. Rosowski Professor and Director of the Institute for Ethnic Studies 345 Andrews Hall Website
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Kwame Dawes

Chancellor's Professor of English and Glenna Luschei Editor of Prairie Schooner 110C Andrews Hall (402) 472-1812 Website
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Ted Kooser

Presidential Professor 338C Andrews Hall Website
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Amelia María de la Luz Montes

Associate Professor 211 Andrews Hall Website
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Michael Page

Lecturer, Department Course Schedule and Laurus Faculty Advisor 202 Andrews Hall (402) 472-1814
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Jennine Capó Crucet

Assistant Professor 337B Andrews Hall Website
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Timothy Schaffert

Susan J. Rosowski Associate Professor and Director of Creative Writing 329 Andrews Hall
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Stacey Waite

Associate Professor and Director of Composition and Rhetoric 337C Andrews Hall