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San Diego, CA, United States
PLNU's writing professors have an in-depth understanding of this dynamic field, and all of them are published writers. On the Bachelor of Arts in Writing at Point Loma Nazarene University, you'll read literature from Old English to the present, approach literary works from a variety of theoretical perspectives, and develop analytical thinking and writing skills.
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Courses in creative writing and linguistics facilitate a deeper understanding of language and its use, and you will have opportunities to publish your work in local, national, and international publications. As part of the Bachelor of Arts in Writing at Point Loma Nazarene University curriculum, you’ll have the chance to edit The Driftwood creative arts journal and write for The Point Weekly, PLNU's campus newspaper. Writing students have the opportunity to participate in prestigious internships, cultivating contacts and experience in the fields of journalism, technical writing, publishing, and business. 

A Bachelor of Arts in Writing might lead to (but is not limited to) the following careers:

  • Technical Writing
  • Copy Editing
  • Ad Copywriting
  • Journalism
  • Teaching

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    44 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Introduction to Creative Writing
  • Introduction to Journalism
  • Introduction to the Study of Literature
  • British Writers 
  • American Writers 
  • Creative Writing: Poetry 
  • Creative Writing: Fiction 
  • Creative Writing: Creative Nonfiction 

English Language Requirements

  • 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.

  • 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.

General Requirements

  • Submit the Application for Admission
  • Submit Two Letters of Recommendation (one academic and one spiritual)
  • Submit Two Essays  
  • Pay the $55 Application Fee Online or by Mail  
  • Send Official Transcripts
  • Submit Official Proof of English Proficiency  
  • Request an In-Person, Phone, or Skype Interview (optional but strongly recommended)
  • Submit bank statement(s) or financial support letters
  • Tuition Fee

    • International

      36350 USD/year
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    • National

      36350 USD/year
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    Living costs for San Diego

    • 1400 - 2460 USD/month
      Living Costs

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