1884
University Parkway, Natchitoches, LA 71497-0002

School Details

Northwestern State University was established in 1884 in the old Bullard Mansion atop a hill overlooking the bustling river port city of Natchitoches. The campus grew as the school expanded from a two-year degree for teachers at Louisiana State Normal School to the four-year education degree at Louisiana Normal College in 1921. In 1944, the school became Northwestern State College and Northwestern State University in 1970.

NSU awards associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in addition to professional certificates. Students requiring added flexibility may take advantage of the online campus at eNSU. Virtual coursework and distance education degree programs reflect that of on-campus counterparts. Degrees are offered completely online, though certain courses may require proctored exams or campus visits to take exams.

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Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

All Programs

Art & Liberal Arts

Associate of General Studies Bachelor of Arts in History Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts Bachelor of General Studies Master of Arts in Art Master of Arts in English

Business

Bachelor of Science in Accounting Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Computer Science & IT

Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems

Criminal Justice, Safety & Law

Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice Bachelor of Science in Unified Public Safety Administration Master of Science in Homeland Security

Education

Bachelor of Science in Family & Consumer Sciences / Child Development & Family Relations Doctor of Education in Adult Learning & Development Educational Specialist in Educational Leadership & Instruction Graduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Master of Arts in Adult Learning & Development Master of Arts in Student Affairs in Higher Education Master of Arts in Teaching / Early Childhood Education, Grades PK-3 Master of Arts in Teaching / Elementary Education & Special Education Mild/Moderate, Grades 1-5 Master of Arts in Teaching / Elementary Education, Grades 1-5 Master of Arts in Teaching / Middle School Education & Special Education Mild/Moderate, Grades 4-8 Master of Arts in Teaching / Middle School Education, Grades 4-8 Master of Arts in Teaching / Secondary Education & Special Education Mild/Moderate, Grades 6-12 Master of Arts in Teaching / Secondary Education, Grades 6-12 Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction Master of Education in Early Childhood Education Master of Education in Educational Leadership Master of Education in Educational Technology Leadership Master of Education in Special Education Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Academically Gifted Education Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Early Intervention Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Educational Diagnostician Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Educational Technology Leadership Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in English as a Second Language Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Reading Specialist Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in School Librarian Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Special Education Mild/Moderate / Elementary 1-5 Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Special Education Mild/Moderate / Middle 4-8 Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Special Education Mild/Moderate / Secondary 6-12 Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Supervisor of Parish/City Materials and/or Media Centers Post-Master's Certificate in Educational Leadership

Healthcare

Bachelor of Applied Science in Allied Health Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences Master of Science in Health & Human Performance / Health Promotion

Nursing

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) Doctor of Nursing Practice

Psychology & Human Services

Bachelor of Science in Addiction Studies Bachelor of Science in Psychology Bachelor of Science in Social Work