As a creative writing major at Bucknell, you'll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the literary arts and develop your voice, refine your skills and experiment with different genres within a close-knit, supportive community.
Our major is designed with flexibility and creative freedom in mind. You can choose from a broad array of workshops and specializations and develop your writing across genres and styles, or focus in-depth on a particular strength.
Led by seven full-time creative writing faculty — who are experienced poets, novelists, essayists and screenwriters — our curriculum is vibrant and constantly growing. Climb the ladder of increasingly rigorous poetry or prose workshops while exploring courses such as Ecopoetics, Writing the Novel, or Ghosts, Monsters and Other Hauntings. From a service learning course that brings poetry into a local prison, to special topics focused on fantastical worldbuilding, you'll be challenged at every level to broaden your craft and creativity.
Bucknell's liberal arts education enriches our curriculum. Our graduates are creative, innovative and multidisciplinary thinkers who can excel in a variety of careers. Our alumni find success in writing-specific roles as authors, editors, journalists, literary agents, playwrights and screenwriters. They also attract employers who value strong communication skills. Google, Deloitte Consulting and L'Oréal are among the companies that have recently hired our grads.