Liberty's Online Creative Writing Degree
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% online, 8-week courses
Transfer Credits
Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total
Next Start Date
January 13, 2020
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Your Career in Creative Writing Starts Now

This program will be available in Spring 2020.

Many people write because they are required to for school or work – many, but not you. Ever since you could read, you knew you had a deeper appreciation for English and writing. Now imagine taking that passion and making it your life’s work. With the proper training and credentials, you can create a career dedicated to an art you love.

Liberty’s Bachelor of Science in English and Writing is designed for writers like you. Our program focuses on providing you with the skills you’ll need for success, like critical thinking, technical writing, literary analysis, and methods of research. And with a specialization in creative writing, you can complete courses on what interests you most – creating captivating stories.

Employers today are in need of professionals who have strong writing skills, so whether you use your degree to land an editorial job or become a traveling freelance writer, your ability to effectively use the English language will set you apart. And while you hone your skills in Liberty’s English degree, you’ll be learning under professors who are just as passionate about writing as you are. 

Why Choose Liberty’s English and Writing Degree?

When you choose Liberty to pursue your online creative writing degree, you are choosing a flexible and affordable educational experience. Our online bachelor’s degree courses are offered in 8-week formats, with no set login times, and a tuition rate that hasn’t increased in over 4 years!

We are excited to provide you with the opportunity to study course content developed by New York Times bestselling author, Karen Kingsbury. Learn from her years of success as an author, screenwriter, blogger, and producer, as well as her ability to stand firm in her Christian faith in a majorly secular industry.

At Liberty, we want you to experience the best of higher education without the burden of traditional on-campus courses. Partner with the Liberty family and learn under faculty who have spent years in the field you love. Your career in professional writing starts here. 

What Will You Learn in an English and Creative Writing Degree Online?

Within Liberty’s online creative writing degree, you will study history’s famous writers and authors with courses focused on some of the greatest works of literature. And with training in advanced grammar and technical writing, you can demonstrate your ability to write at all levels and styles.

Liberty’s B.S. in English and Writing – Creative Writing degree also provides training on:

  • How to write compelling stories that engage readers
  • Organizing writing and adapting it to different types of writing
  • Tailoring writing to specific audiences and markets
  • How to market your projects and receive new writing opportunities

View the Degree Completion Plan, and check out our featured courses below for more information!

Featured Courses

Degree Information
Military Benefits
Admission Requirements

Highlights of Our Online English and Creative Writing Degree

  • By earning your online creative writing degree from a nonprofit university whose online programs ranked in the top 1% of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, you will be set apart from others in your field.
  • Your success is our success, which is why we are committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we have frozen tuition rates for our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 4 years – and counting.
  • To continue our mission of providing affordable education, electronic textbooks are provided for all undergraduate courses at no cost to you. As a full-time student, this could save you an estimated $800-2,000 per year on textbooks!
  • Liberty University has partnered with New York Times bestselling author and Christian novelist, Karen Kingsbury, to create the Karen Kingsbury Center for Writing. Your curriculum includes content developed by Karen Kingsbury herself.
  • Liberty University holds institutional accreditation through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

B.S. in English – Creative Writing Degree Information

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Military Benefits for Our Online English and Writing – Creative Writing Bachelor’s Degree

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students from all over the globe. Whether you are a current service member, discharged or retired from service, or the spouse of a service member or veteran, we are here to support you every step of the journey.

As a thank-you for your dedication and service to our country, Liberty is honored to serve and support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $250 per credit hour for undergraduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $565 per course)
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times

Career Opportunities for Creative Writing Program Graduates

  • Author
  • Editor
  • Professional blogger
  • Public relations
  • Social media coordinator

Admission Requirements for Undergraduate Online Degrees

Applicants must have a 2.0 or above cumulative GPA for admission in good standing. Please visit our admission requirements page for more detailed admissions related information. 

All applicants must submit the following:

  • Admission application
  • Application fee*
  • Official college transcripts
  • Unofficial college transcripts may be accepted with a completed official transcript request form**
  • A High School Self-Certification form
  • Proof of English proficiency

*There is no upfront application fee; however, a deferred $50 application fee will be assessed during financial check-in. This fee is waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses – documentation verifying military status is required.

**An official transcript is needed within 60 days of acceptance or before non-attendance drops for the first set of matriculated classes, whichever comes first.