Whether you’re an English major or plan to study aviation, biology, cybersecurity or practically any other field, your command of language is a valuable asset. A minor in Creative Writing will improve your written communication skills and enhance any undergraduate program at the University of Central Missouri.
Meet award-winning authors and write alongside our accomplished educators. Learn to communicate with precision — plus a touch of flair — by adding UCM’s Creative Writing minor to your bachelor’s degree program.
Flexible course options to meet your needs
All classes for UCM’s Creative Writing minor are offered at our Warrensburg campus. Some of the courses are also available online in an asynchronous format, for additional flexibility with scheduling.
College of Art, Humanities and Social Sciences
Hands-on literary internships
Pleiades Visiting Writers Series
Small class sizes capped at 12 students
Some online classes available
Whether you’re drawn to popular fiction or slam poetry, graphic novels or creative non-fiction, you can explore any written form of expression at the University of Central Missouri. Our minor in Creative Writing serves as your creative outlet, allowing you to complete courses in our English program without committing to the full major.
UCM’s creative writing classes run as supportive workshops. You’ll share your writing in small groups with classmates and get helpful feedback from professors — accomplished, published writers in their own right.
Improve your ability to compose with clarity, originality and accuracy through classes such as:
Enrich your writing experience outside the classroom with fun activities and interactive events. The University of Central Missouri offers many ways for Creative Writing minors to get inspired:
Are you hoping to publish the next Great American novel? Take on a side gig as an editor? Pitch products to major corporations? No matter your dream, you’ll be armed to articulate your vision as an effective communicator with a Creative Writing minor.
Ways to use your creative writing skills
The skills you gain in this undergraduate program can help you write everything from research papers to your final thesis — and beyond. Many undergraduate students pursuing a BA in English - Literature use the Creative Writing minor to complement their analytical work. Some add this minor to their bachelor’s in Business, Nursing, Psychology or even Music. Others pair Creative Writing with a second minor such as History or Communication.
In short, Creative Writing helps in any field by teaching you to communicate more effectively. With so many practical applications, our minor in Creative Writing is a beneficial companion to any bachelor’s degree.
The skills you gain by minoring in Creative Writing can benefit everything you do. Use the helpful tool below to explore all of your career options.
The University of Central Missouri offers a variety of ways to finance your college education, including grants, scholarships and other financial aid resources to help make earning your undergraduate degree both achievable and affordable.
Scholarships are also available for students in Creative Writing, including:
You can learn more about program-specific scholarships at the UCM Scholarship Finder.
A minor in Creative Writing pairs well with any discipline. Consider also completing an undergraduate certificate or doubling in another minor to enhance your expertise in a second area, such as:
If you’re interested in other UCM programs to develop your writing skills, you may want to explore these options:
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