Apr 25, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Creative Writing Certificate

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Course Requirements

Creative Writing Core (6 credits)

Three ENG Electives (9 Credits)

At least one workshop must be at the 400 level. Students may request to substitute one 300-level writing workshop with a similar writing workshop course in a different genre, such as ENG 393  or TH 485 

Total Credits Required for Certificate: 18

Academic Requirements

  • Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.300 overall in required and elective certificate courses in order to be awarded the certificate upon completion of their Bachelors Degree. 
  • The certificate is awarded concurrently upon completion of all program requirements and completion of a bachelor’s degree at the University at Buffalo. It cannot be awarded as a standalone certificate program even after the student has earned a bachelor’s degree.

Learning Outcomes

The Creative Writing Certificate aims to give students the skill sets they need to:

  • Follow a career path as writers.
  • Publish their work.
  • Successfully apply to graduate programs in creative writing (MA, MFA, PhD) in the genre of their choice by submitting material nurtured with the help of UB’s faculty.


(HEGIS: , CIP23.0101 English Language and Literature, General)


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