What will I learn?

Literature immerses you into worlds created by great imaginations. Studying the written word, and the techniques and theories behind it, will sharpen your abilities in analysis and creative writing. Earning the bachelor's degree in English gives you the skills to read and write about complex ideas, characters, and plot lines.

What you'll study: British, American, and world literatures provide a strong foundation for the English major. Choose to explore Shakespeare, the Beatniks, contemporary memoir, or fantasy/science fiction. Read closely through the lenses of popular culture, literary criticism, and theory. Discuss how magic happens on the page when a writer effectively expresses insight, technique, and creativity.

How you'll learn more: Refine your papers through the learning process of drafting, writing, and revising. Great professors inspire you, even as the great authors of the world become your teachers too. Meet current authors at campus events. Write or edit for NSU's student literary arts magazine or newspaper, or start your own poetry slam on campus.

Where it can take you: Communication and clear writing are essential tools to stand out in a world of digital clutter. Realize your potential in advertising, website production, or education. Continue to graduate studies in literature, law, and almost any field that demands strong communication skills. Be ready to write.

Which department am I in?

Halmos College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$32,370.00 per year
USD $16,185 per semester (12-18 credits); USD $1,079 per credit (for under 12 credits and for credit in excess of 18 credits)
Start date

3 January 2022, 9 May 2022


Nova Southeastern University

3301 College Avenue,



33314, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must complete Secondary School/Post-Secondary.

For international students

Students are required to complete high school education equivalent to US High School qualification. Proof of English language proficiency with a passing score on one of the following:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): 213 on the computer-based test; 550 on the paper-based test; or 79 on the Internet-based test
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS*): 6.0 or higher on the test module
  • Pearson Test of English-Academic (PTE Academic): Overall score of 54 or higher
  • iTep Academic (International Test of English Proficiency): Overall score of 3.9 or higher
  • Passing Level 9 from TALK International
  • Completion and passing of ELS Level 112 Intensive Program English for Academic Purposes
  • SAT verbal scores of 520 or above, or ACT English score of 20

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