• Five upper-division courses are required, consisting of three courses in creative writing and two courses in literature. These courses may be taken in any of the departments that offer them.
  • All five courses must be taken for a letter grade. [Due to COVID-19, Spring 2020 P grades will be accepted for minor.]
  • At least three of the five courses and at least two of the three writing courses must be taken at University of California, Berkeley.
  • Only one course may be used to satisfy both a minor and a major requirement.
  • A minimum overall grade point average of 2.0 in upper division courses is required for the minor.
  • Work for the minor must be completed within the 130-unit maximum limit for graduation.


See Courses (Creative Writing, Literature A - D, Literature E - G, Literature H - P and Literature R - Z) for lists of all applicable courses offered by all participating departments. Courses not on these lists may be counted toward the Minor with the approval of the Creative Writing Minor Faculty Adviser.