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Craft beautiful prose

Learn how to create moving, provocative written pieces that will have readers coming back for more. Designed to the standards of the Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP), this degree helps you take the next step in your creative career.

What You'll Learn

Work on story development and writing your next piece in classes like screenwriting, creative non-fiction, fiction, and more. We've got a variety of courses from poetry to playwriting so you can hone your skills in your favorite genre. 

You can't write the next big hit without being able to critically analyze different types of literature. You'll also be experimenting with your writing style and developing your portfolio


Where You'll Go

We have transfer pathways in place with SUNY Potsdam, SUNY Oswego, and LeMoyne so that you can transition seamlessly into a four-year program.

This flexible degree can have you working as an author, public relations specialist, copywriter, or even a teacher. The possibilities are endless -- some students even go on to be computer software developers! 

Typical Salary

5 years after graduating with a Bachelor's degree.


Popular careers, growth potential, and regional demand for the past 12 months.
Career 10-year growth potential Regional Demand
Teaching (K-12) 8% High
Public Relations Specialist 13% Average
Marketing Manager 10% High

Real Data from Central New York

  • Data reflect previous twelve-month period in the Syracuse Metropolitan Area and surrounding five-county Central New York region.
  • Salary gathered from SUNY Graduate Wages (data source: NYS Unemployment Insurance) unless otherwise indicated. 
  • Demand is determined by the number of job postings in the region over the past twelve months. 
  • Occupational growth potential gathered from Burning Glass.   

Top Transfer Partners

  • SUNY Potsdam
  • SUNY Oswego
  • Le Moyne College

Transfer Paths

4-year School Bachelor's Degree
SUNY Oswego Childhood Education, B.S.
Lincoln University
Johnson C. Smith University