Writing major and minor
The writing major and minor provide a flexible way to pursue a career in writing. You can choose to focus your coursework in creative writing or in professional and technical writing. The minor allows you to explore an interest in writing while majoring in another academic discipline.
- Jeff Gundy, who teaches poetry and nonfiction, has published multiple books of poems and prose. He was named the 2014 Ohio Poet of the Year for his collection Somewhere Near Defiance published by Anhinga Press.
- Jamie Lyn Smith completed two book-length collections in 2015 and is currently working
on her first novel, Appalachia and another short story collection. Her work has appeared in The Pinch, The Kenyon Review, American Literary Review, The Boiler, Barely South and The Low Valley Review. She is the editor of Bridge: The Bluffton University Literary Journal.
2000 graduate Tobias Buckell's science fiction thriller, "Artic Rising," was reviewed
on the NPR broadcast. >>> listen
His novel, "Halo: The Cole Protocol," made The New York Times best sellers' list. Tobias was named the 2009 Outstanding Young Alumnus. >>> Tobias' story
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Course plans serve as guidelines to complete a major in writing in four years.