Southern Virginia University offers a variety of courses for students interested in developing their skills as creative writers. These courses include class sequences in poetry and fiction taught by Karen Hufford, creative writing program coordinator, and Orson Scott Card, renowned science fiction novelist.
Students have the option to minor in creative writing as a supplement to any major program offered at the university. While creative writers often major in English, students from other majors such as business, biology and history minor in creative writing as part of their liberal arts experience. English majors with a concentration in creative writing will seek a balance of courses in literature and writing to strengthen their background for graduate study or for professional careers in writing.