Students may obtain a Bachelor of Arts (A. B.) in Creative Writing and Literature. Courses in the major include a wide selection of poetry, fiction, playwriting, creative nonfiction, and performance. Students may undertake advanced work in one genre or multiple genres. While at Wheaton, students majoring in Creative Writing study abroad, hold summer internships, choose minors in various disciplines. Graduates typically pursue MFA degrees, or careers in teaching and publishing, and many win Fulbright and other prestigious fellowships.
The Creative Writing and Literature major is selective, yet creative writing workshops are open to all students regardless of major.