First Year (Freshman)

Fall Semester (Harper College)

  • ENG 101 (English Composition I) 3 credits
  • Mathematics (MATH 110 or higher) 3 credits
  • Social & Behavioral Sciences 3 credits
  • Physical & Life Science 3 credits
  • SPE 101 (Fundamentals of Speech Communication) 3 credits

Spring Semester (Harper College)

  • ENG 102 (English Composition II) 3 credits
  • Humanities & Fine Arts 3 credits
  • LIT 223 (Minority Literature in America) 3 credits
  • Physical & Life Science (BIOL or CHEM with lab) 4 credits
  • Social & Behavioral Science 3 credits

Second Year (Sophomore)

Fall Semester (Harper College)

  • Humanities & Fine Arts 3 credits
  • LIT 221 (American Literature Colonial Days to Civil War) 3 credits
  • LIT 102-219 (Choose any Literature Topics Course between 102-219) 3 credits
  • Social & Behavioral Science 3 credits
  • Elective 3 credits

Spring Semester (Harper College)

  • Humanities & Fine Arts 3 credits
  • LIT 222 (American Literature Civil War to Present) 3 credits
  • ENG 220 (Introduction to Creative Writing) 3 credits
  • Elective 3 credits
  • Elective 3 credits

Third Year (Junior)

Fall Semester (Roosevelt University)

  • TRS 101* (Transfer Success Course), 1 credit
  • ENG 220 (Introduction to Literary Analysis) 3 credits
  • CRWR 250 (Fiction Writing Workshop) 3 credits
  • General Elective (Explore second major or minor) 3 credits
  • General Elective (Explore second major or minor) 3 credits
  • General Elective (Explore second major or minor) 3 credits

Spring Semester (Roosevelt University)

  • ENG 3XX* (300 level CORE Experiential Learning Course) 3 credits
  • CRWR 251 or 252 (Poetry or Creative Non-Fiction Writing Workshop) 3 credits
  • General Elective (Explore second major or minor) 3 credits
  • General Elective (Explore second major or minor) 3 credits
  • General Elective (Explore second major or minor) 3 credits

Fourth Year (Senior)

Fall Semester (Roosevelt University)

  • ENG 3XX (300 level Literature course) 3 credits
  • ENG 3XX (300 level Literature course) 3 credits
  • General Elective (Explore second major or minor) 3 credits
  • General Elective (Explore second major or minor) 3 credits
  • General Elective (Explore second major or minor) 3 credits

Spring Semester (Roosevelt University)

  • ENG 3XX (300 level CORE Experiential Learning Course) 3 credits
  • CRWR 303 (Creative Writing Capstone) 3 credits
  • General 3XX elective (300 level elective to meet 18 hour requirement) 3 credits
  • General Elective (Explore second major or minor) 3 credits
  • General Elective (Explore second major or minor) 3 credits

*TRS 101 - Transfer Success Course (Waived with transfer of 90 credit hours or more)

*CORE Experiential Learning Course - determined by major

~The Writing minor is a popular option for students in the Creative Writing track.

^Grade of C or better is required

Students must maintain a 2.5 grade point in the major, earning a grade of C- or better in each required course.

Please note that with the transfer of an AA or AS degree all Roosevelt University general education core requirements are completed unless a pre-requisite general education course is needed for the major.