The BFA in digital media degree program prepares you to excel in highly technical areas of art and design, including:
- Commercial photography
- Video production and editing
- Web design and programming
- 2D animation
- Graphic design
- Product/packaging design
It's the perfect gateway to attending graduate school for a master of fine arts degree (MFA) or doctorate in art education degree.
This online master's program prepares educators and aspiring educators to tap their leadership potential and deepen their impact through education. Northern also offers you the option to personalize your experience by selecting from two specialized tracks:
Complete your undergraduate degree in only 120 credit hours!
As an elementary education major at Northern, you’ll learn to create lessons that actively involve your students, and how to best address a wide variety of learning styles.
You’ll be encouraged to enhance your employability by earning endorsements in birth through preschool education, kindergarten education, middle level education, and coaching.
Northern also offers the following minors to enhance the value of your degree:
English as a New Language Graduate Certificate
Northern's online graduate certificate in English as a New Language (ENL) will enable those who are currently seeking a graduate degree to enhance their credentials and marketability. Additionally, this certificate will allow those who already possess a bachelor’s degree and teacher certification to become an ESL teacher or refine their skills as a classroom teacher to better serve English learners. The curriculum totals more than 12 credits because the plan of study meets the SD DOE requirements for o
As an NSU English Major, you'll learn to write clearly, read critically, connect ideas meaningfully, understand diversity, relate historical context to human interactions, and see others empathetically. Northern'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.
As an NSU English Educational Bachelor's Degree student, you’ll learn to write clearly, read critically, connect ideas meaningfully, understand diversity, relate historical context to human interactions, and see others empathetically. NSU's English program is structured with different areas of emphasis to help you tailor your major to suit your needs and career goals.
At NSU, English B.S.Ed. majors complete courses required for the teaching emphasis and professional education course work in secondary education.
Northern’s environmental science bachelor's degree program merges biological, physical, and information sciences with the study of environmental systems, issues, and solutions to major environmental problems.
As an environmental science major at Northern, you'll study the fascinating interrelation between the natural sciences. You'll examine the relationship between living organisms and the ecosystems in which they live, addressing how humans affect the environment and how you can help reduce or even reverse negative impacts.
As a finance major at NSU, you’ll learn to examine and understand the allocation of financial resources and capital, and master the intricacies of portfolio management. Our small class sizes give you valuable opportunities to interact directly with professors, ask questions, and receive career advice.
With an NSU degree in finance, you’ll have all the necessary professional skills to enter the workforce or apply to graduate school.
Come prepared to grow and lead!
The General Studies Associate of Arts Degree, offered online or on campus, allows you to design your own degree, tailoring your program of study to fit a variety of interests. The program delivers the academic expertise required for a broad range of occupations, while allowing you to follow your passion.
Northern's General Studies bachelor's degree, offered online and on campus, is an option for you if you've earned a significant number of credits toward a degree, but wish to change your program of study. To pursue a BGS degree, you must have a 2.0 GPA.
The BGS program is flexible - you might say it allows you to design your own degree. The program delivers the academic expertise required for a broad range of occupations, while allowing you to follow your passion.