Creative Writing Minor

The Creative Writing minor requires a total of 18 credits as follows:

3 credits from ENG102Z
3 credits from ENG302W or ENG302Z
3 credits from any ENG200-level course
3 credits from ENG306 or ENG350 or ENG402Z or ENG450
6 credits from ENG300-level courses (excluding ENG390)

Students may major in English and minor in Creative Writing, but courses may not double-count between the two, even if Creative Writing is declared as a second minor.

Please feel free to come by the English Department Advising office (HU381) any time to meet with an advisor or ask questions. If you have specific questions be sure to bring with you a copy of your degree audit (DARS). You can also reach us by phone at 442-4095 or by email at

Creative Writing Program Director, Edward Schwarzschild, (right) interviews Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, UAlbany English BA '13, author of Black Friday, at a recent New York State Writers Institute event.