Bachelor's Degree in Creative Writing

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Creative Writing, B.A.

The 100% online Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing at Colorado Christian University will equip you with the skills needed for a career in the literary field. Learn under the tutelage of world-renowned best-selling author Jerry B. Jenkins, who chairs the program and developed the curriculum.

Your writing will be transformed to the next level as you learn the latest trends in book publishing and are prepared to pitch your own work to publishers and agents. You will also develop a personal website and learn the inner workings of the publishing industry, which will serve to guide you in your career as an author.

In the Jerry B. Jenkins Creative Writing degree program you will gain firsthand experience in numerous forms of writing while receiving expert insight and advice from experienced professors. Discover and hone your writing abilities as you learn the creative writing processes of one of the most prolific and successful Christian authors of the last 100 years.

Elevate your writing abilities and learn the skills to submit your work in a manner that has the best chance of publication.
    • Program format: 100% online
    • 120 total credit hours (39 in major core)
    • CCU's generous transfer credit policies help you accelerate your degree completion.
    • Courses are taken one at a time and are typically completed in five-week blocks.
    • Small class sizes encourage individualized learning and networking.
    • Students have direct access to professors who are professionals in the field.
    • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
  • Admissions for Adult Undergraduate and Degree Completion Students

    For adult students interested in beginning or completing their undergraduate degree, the College of Adult and Graduate Studies at Colorado Christian University offers a variety of flexible educational opportunities. These include bachelor's degree programs that open new doors for your career, associate degree programs to help you build a strong foundation, and certificate programs to give you that extra edge.

    Admission Requirements

    • Complete the adult undergraduate application online.
    • Provide your enrollment counselor with a copy of your state-issued driver's license or a state-issued identification card. This ID must include your photo and be within the expiration date. If you are an international student, visit our international student admissions page for more information or contact your enrollment counselor with any questions.
    • Submit proof of your high school graduation or completion. This must be your high school transcript with graduation date, a copy of your high school diploma, or a copy of your high school equivalent certificate (GED).

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    8787 W. Alameda Ave.
    Lakewood, CO 80226

    Admission to Licensure Programs

    Admission to a licensure program in the College of Adult and Graduate Studies does not guarantee licensure at the completion of the program. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure they meet all licensure requirements, which often includes a background check.

    For students who may wish to seek licensure, CCU has provided professional licensure disclosures to aid students in determining specific state requirements for professional licensure. Each state makes the final determination if an individual is eligible to sit for licensure based on the rules and regulations of that state at the time a student applies for licensure.

    Admission Timelines

    Colorado Christian University's College of Adult and Graduate Studies offers accelerated degree completion programs for adult students. Courses are typically offered in five-week blocks. You can enter CCU at the beginning of any adult studies course. This gives you the flexibility to start at virtually any time during the year. CCU operates on a standard semester time frame. Semesters include spring, summer, and fall.

    Non-degree Seeking Students

    If you wish to take courses in Colorado Christian University's College of Adult and Graduate Studies without working toward a degree, you must apply for a Non-Degree Seeking program on CCU's Adult Undergraduate Admission Application. Please see the Non-Degree Seeking Students website for details

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What Makes CCU's Writing Program Unique

CCU Online's bachelor's degree in Creative Writing stands apart from other creative writing programs in its commitment to creating Christian writers who can communicate their calling from God with excellence, both in the Christian and secular marketplaces. The University's cadre of seasoned professors, under the direction of best-selling Christian author Jerry B. Jenkins, take a Christ-centered approach to all aspects of the creative writing program, emphasizing the development of the whole student, both spiritually and professionally.

In the creative writing program you will be asked to reflect on your Christian educational experience and its influence on your personal and professional lives, including your writing. You will learn to speak well publicly and to the media to clearly communicate your writing's themes and purpose for God's kingdom.

As a student your talent will be honed through the development of a solid work ethic and you will learn to overcome writer's block, procrastination, and time mismanagement. Individual attention from experienced professors will help you develop the thorough research techniques and skills to make your writing stand out in the crowded space of unsolicited submissions. You will learn to interact with acquisitions editors, agents, media, and other industry leaders that you will come into contact with during your writing career.

A primary tenet of the B.A. in Creative Writing program is the development and use of critical thinking skills. You will learn to critique each others' work and suggest solutions. You will also learn how to receive criticism well and to collaborate with other writers and editors to create better subsequent and final drafts.

Putting Your Creative Writing Degree to Use

As a graduate of the Jerry B. Jenkins Creative Writing program at CCU Online you will have many possibilities available for careers including, editor, technical writer, creative writer, academic writer, freelance writer, travel writer, author, journalist, professor/teacher, content marketing specialist, public relations, web content editor, and communications coordinator.


Author of more than 200 books with sales of over 70 million copies, including the best-selling Left Behind series, Jerry B. Jenkins is former vice president for publishing and former chairman of the board of trustees for the Moody Bible Institute of Chicago.

Jenkins' writing has appeared in Time, Reader's Digest, Parade, Guideposts, and dozens of Christian periodicals. Twenty-one of his books have reached The New York Times best-seller list, with seven debuting at number one. His books include both fiction and non-fiction titles.

No other creative writing program is led by such a prolific author. He continues to write for the market and knows what separates the best from the rest.

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State Exclusions for Online Students

Colorado Christian University is required by the U.S. Department of Education to be in compliance with state laws regarding where we can offer distance and/or online education. The College of Adult and Graduate Studies at Colorado Christian University offers courses to online students in all states with some exceptions for specific academic programs.

Influential Works from Jerry Jenkins

  • Left Behind
  • The Sword of the Wormling
  • The Book of the King
  • Dead Sea Conspiracy
  • Tribulation Force
  • Soon
  • Riven
  • Dead Sea Rising

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