Imagination matters.

Cornerstone University's creative writing major trains you to tell stories in a way that is creative, effective and meaningful. As you learn about the writing process and story development, your writing style will mature to better capture and convey your ideas through narrative. Our advanced upper-level courses focus on helping you produce publishable works in the genres of fiction, creative non-fiction and poetry.

Here, we take a holistic approach to vocational preparation because the values you bring to your work matter. From advanced writing workshops modeled after graduate-level courses to required seminars on post-graduation career opportunities, professors offer personalized feedback and guidance to support your growth as a writer and character-driven professional.

  • Overview

    • School: Traditional Undergrad Academics
    • Division: Humanities
    • Degree Type: Bachelor of Arts, Minor
    • Format: Residential
    • Location: Grand Rapids
  • Career Opportunities

    A bachelor's degree in creative writing prepares you for a range of careers and graduate programs.

    • Creative writer
    • Copyeditor
    • Editor
    • Instructor
    • Professional blogger
    • Professional proofreader
    • Public relations writer

    Program Classes

    From personable faculty to one-on-one advising appointments, we have resources to support you in reaching your goals and being successful in your classes.

    See our sample degree plan for the list of classes you'll take as a creative writing major.

  • Humanities Student Outcomes


    of traditional undergraduate humanities students from the class of 2019 were working or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation.

    Importantly, our recent graduates also shared that they love their work. Of respondents, 50 percent reported a genuine interest in what they are doing.

    Job Outcomes

    Cornerstone alumni are tireless in their passion to influence our world for Christ as servant leaders. You can find CU graduates building lives that matter at workplaces based in West Michigan and beyond.

    • Baker Publishing Group
    • Barnabas Ministries
    • Elexicon
    • MLive Media Group