What will I learn?

NSU's English program is structured to help students tailor their major to suit their needs. Each student chooses from several program emphases, each of which prioritizes different skill sets and content to suit students’ own career goals.

NSU's English degree pairs well with other specializations, and students are encouraged to take minors, or even to double major in areas such as history, business, political science, and art design.

Creative Writing (BA) - Students interested in an English B.A. with a creative writing emphasis may focus on at least two of three creative genres: non-fiction, fiction, and poetry. This emphasis also includes instruction in literary criticism and an additional survey of British literature.


Creative Writing - News reporter, writer, editor, lawyer, marketing and public relations specialist, business owner, human resource specialist, web designer, university admissions consultant, sales representative, academic adviser, librarian, teacher, college instructor, artist, broadcaster, entertainer, administration and sales

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
USD $35,858.45 for the entire course
Start date

Expected January, August 2022


College of Arts and Sciences

Technology Center 358,

1200 South Jay Street,


South Dakota,

57401, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants to NSU must: Rank in the top 60 percent of their high school graduating class; or achieve an ACT composite score of 18 or above; SAT score of 950 or SAT Reasoning Test Math and Critical Reading sub scores total of 870 or above or Earn a GPA of at least 2.6 on a 4.0 scale in all high school courses and complete the following required courses with a cumulative grade of "C" or higher (GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale): Four years of English or ACT English sub-test score of 18 or above or AP English score of 3 or above; Three years of advanced mathematics: Or ACT math sub-test score of 20 or above or AP calculus score of 3 or above; Three years of laboratory science or ACT science reasoning sub-test score of 17 or above or AP science score of 3 or above. English Language Requirements: TOEFL IBT (61-70 or above); TOEFL PBT (525 or above); IELTS (5.5 or above); PTE Academic (41 or above).

For international students

Students are required to complete International qualification equivalent to US high school.

International students may take an English language or academic proficiency test: TOEFL IBT (61-70 or above) / TOEFL PBT (525 or above) / IELTS (5.5 or above) / SAT (960 or above).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.