If you have a passion for storytelling and want to pursue a career using your writing talents, the online creative writing degree at SNHU is ideal for getting you started on the right path. The program gives you the option of pursuing a general track or choosing a concentrations to tailor your degree to your interests.
Unleash your imagination and pursue a rich, rewarding career as a creative writer with the online Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing and English at SNHU.
The courses in our bachelor's in creative writing program will help develop your talent for creating stories, novels and characters and turning them into finished, professional pieces. Whether you choose the general track or a specific genre, you'll learn from published writers with valuable industry insights. You'll also have the chance to get published and learn from experienced authors through The Penmen Review, our own online journal for writers.
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission - to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your bachelor's in creative writing at SNHU include:
If exploring the creative side of business sounds appealing, an online creative writing degree can prepare you for a variety of positions, including author, advertising copywriter, editor, ghostwriter, journalist, playwright, screenwriter and speechwriter.
Writers and authors can expect to see 8% job growth in the industry through 2026.*
Our unique online creative writing degree allows you to take creative writing courses from the start. The program features four writing workshops, including an advanced workshop in which you'll complete a piece in the genre of your choice.
SNHU's bachelor's in creative writing and english program includes:
General Education Program
Our programs are designed to equip you with the skills and insights you need to move forward. In recent years, employers have stressed the need for graduates with higher order skills - the skills that go beyond technical knowledge - such as:
All bachelor's students are required to take general education classes. Through foundation, exploration and integration courses, students learn to think critically, creatively and collaboratively, giving you the edge employers are looking for.
Total Credits: 120
Tuition rates for SNHU's online degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer financial aid packages to those who qualify, plus a 30% tuition discount for U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty.
*Tuition Rates are subject to change and are reviewed annually.
No Application Fee, $150 Graduation Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)
Southern New Hampshire University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education as well as several other accrediting bodies.