Cody Nienhuis (’23)
My professors inspire me both academically and personally, being understanding, knowledgeable and equipping us with tools and skills to change our lives both now and in the future. I am a different person than I was when I came, and the growth I’ve gone through because of the community and professors is something I’m so grateful for.
B.A. in Creative WritingSharpen Your God-Given Gifts
As a Storyteller
Tell stories that are creative, thoughtful and meaningful. God has given you the gift to write and create. Our creative writing major is designed to cultivate that gift and bring it to fruition. In this degree program, you’ll be trained to stretch your horizons by writing publishable content in fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction and more.
- Bachelor of Arts
- On Campus
- Grand Rapids
Creative writing students at Cornerstone receive hands-on experience during their program.
- Our Daily Bread Ministries
- Baker Publishing Group
- Revue Magazine
Our graduates go on to make waves here in West Michigan and beyond. They are employed at publishing companies, newspapers and have published works of their own. Your potential as a dedicated writer is boundless.
- Creative writer
- Copy editor
- Public relations writer
- Professional blogger
- Professional proofreader
Of Humanities Divison students from the class of 2019 were working or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation.
Student-to-faculty ratio with an average class size of 22.
Of students participate in internship or practicum experiences.
The creative writing program at Cornerstone is designed to inspire your intellect, deepen your character and prepare you to lead in your career with influence and wisdom.
Off-Campus Study Opportunities
As a Humanities Division student, you will have the opportunity to study abroad in places such as Ireland, Ecuador, France, Italy, Kosovo, Oxford, South Africa and Spain.
Humanities Division Annual Seminar
The Humanities Division provides students from all academic divisions with an annual seminar to discuss topics such as an era of poetry or influential thinkers. This seminar experience also includes an opportunity to study abroad in Oxford, England.
Breathe Christian Writers Conference
You can also participate in the Breathe Christian Writers Conference where you will network with and learn from, editors and writing professionals.
Program Learning Outcomes
Program learning outcomes are the foundation of a CU degree. Explore how our creative writing program prepares you with the essential knowledge and 21st century skills to reach your God-given potential and become a lifelong learner.
CU professors are devoted to the success of our students. Select a faculty member to learn more about their campus involvement, research interests and teaching responsibilities.
The Humanities Division offers a wide range of majors that can be tailored to your interests. Check out other programs related to creative writing.
B.A. in Literature
Explore the history of what it means to be human through the lens of writers from around the globe and across centuries.
B.A. in Publishing
This program is designed to coach you on how to hone your editing, analyzing and distributing skills so you can assess situations quickly and write with clarity and intent.
B.A. in Linguistics
Gain a critical understanding of communication, the origin of languages and the sounds, letters and words that create meaning.
Learn how to draw from various sources, ask and answer critical questions about the past and gain insight into the future.
B.A. in Philosophy
Learn what it means to be human, what great philosophers of the past have pondered and how you can join the conversation with integrity and intellect.
B.A. in Professional Writing
A professional writing degree equips you to create quality content across a range of mediums, from news stories to press releases to journal articles.