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2018-2019 SUNY Potsdam Academic Catalog 
2018-2019 SUNY Potsdam Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Creative Writing, B.F.A

The B.F.A. in Creative Writing is a pre-professional degree that offers students intensive training in the writing of fiction, poetry, drama, creative nonfiction, and screenplays. In addition to courses in creative writing, students are required to write a Senior thesis, to take courses in literature, to complete a writing-related internship, and to present their work in a solo reading during their final year.

Program Requirements

Required Courses: 17 Credits

Capstone Project: 3 Credits

Literature Electives: 12 Credits

*May substitute one 300/400/500-level LNGS course for one literature course

Four LITR courses at the 300/400/500-level*


Students are required to give a solo reading during their final year. In addition to formal instruction, all students are expected to attend public readings of creative works, assist with literary publications, and read extensively in her/his chosen genres.

Total Credit Hours Required: 59-60