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English Writing, B.A., B.S

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Wayne, NE, United States
With an English writing degree from Wayne State, you can look forward to a career in any field that relies on good communication – law, media, publishing, public relations, and teaching, just to name a few.
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Broaden your horizon with the study of language and literature. The Department of Language and Literature trains students to be highly literate, to think critically, and to express themselves creatively. You’ll study philosophy, as well as a wide range of literature, from classic to contemporary, and practice your language skills by writing in different styles – short stories, poems, informational and how-to writing, linguistics, and even journalism. Graduates enjoy successful careers that rely on effective communication – editing, publishing, media, government agencies, marketing, business, and more. An education deeply rooted in rhetoric can even lead to a successful career in law, in which the ability to read and understand policies and arguments is critical.

The programme

The department also provides training in other languages and offers a full major in the Spanish language. The chance to study abroad will help you develop your foreign communication skills, as well as giving you a greater of the structure of the English language. Get ready to hone your writing and speaking abilities today with an education from the Department of Language and Literature.

Writing is an art. If you wish to pursue a career in the field of communication, the writing emphasis in the English major provides a wonderful platform for you to develop your language skills. You’ll learn to use language as a form of artistic expression and effective communication by practicing writing through different styles – short stories, poems, informational and how-to writing, linguistics, and even journalism. English literature will also broaden your horizon in the language field, ranging from classic to contemporary. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Poetry Writing Workshop 
  • Fiction Writing Workshop 
  • Creative Nonfiction workshop 
  • Critical Approaches to Literature

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

  • To be admitted to Wayne State, you must graduate from an accredited high school.

For this reason, we strongly recommend the following high school curriculum. 

  • English/Language Arts 4 units (years)
  • Mathematics (including Algebra) 3 units (years) 
  • Social Studies/History 3 units (years) 
  • Sciences 3 units (years) 
  • A final high school transcript documenting official graduation date from that high school must be submitted
  • All freshman applicants under the age of 21 are expected to submit test scores from either the American College Testing Program (ACT) or the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). The ACT is preferred.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    354 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 354 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    265 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 265 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    177 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 177 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Wayne

  • 966 - 1490 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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