The English and Creative Writing major enables students to learn the historical and traditional aspects of English literature and its relation to the craft of writing. The major provides the transferable skills important for a liberal arts major, including the ability to think strategically, read complex texts with comprehension, and master writing and speaking skills at an advanced level.

Student Responsibilities

Review the responsibilities required to become and remain eligible for the 2 Plus 2 Guaranteed Graduation Plan.

Student Responsibilities

Iowa Lakes Community College checkpoints
  • Complete the fourth level of a single world language as needed for Iowa's General Education Program.
  • Complete ENG 221 Creative Writing.
  • Complete all requirements for the AA degree.
  • When transferring to Iowa, present a cumulative transfer grade-point average (GPA) of at least 2.00 from all colleges attended.
University of Iowa Checkpoints
  • Complete ENGL:2010 Foundation of the English Major: Histories, Literatures, Pleasures and ENGL: 2020 Craft, Practice, Pleasure during your first year of enrollment at Iowa.
  • Complete the UI courses required for this major, as specified in the UI General Catalog.
  • Complete at least 30 semester hours needed for your major and degree during each of your two years at Iowa. (A total of 42 semester hours is required for the English major and 120 semester hours for the BA degree.)

A current schedule of UI courses is available online via Iowa Student Information Services (MyUI).