Registration PriorityClosed Programs
No majors are fully closed. Only some nursing courses would be open to exchange students. Also, courses offered in our "Three Crowns Curriculum" general-education program are also closed to exchange students because they are part of a course sequence taken by a cohort every semester since the start of the first year.Limitations
Economics/Management courses required for Gustavus majors are often full. Many courses in Education are also closed to exchange students.Notable Academic Programs
- Scandinavian Studies - One of the largest programs in North America, and the largest number of students studying Swedish language.
- Environmental Studies - Our interdisciplinary program uses courses in science, social science, humanities, and other fields. Paired with hands-on learning opportunities in the Linnaeus Arboretum, the Johnson Center for Environmental Innovation, and the student-run Big Hill Farm.
Unique Academic Programs
- Theater Arts/Drama - Our Department of Theatre and Dance offers a minor in Theatre for Social Justice, with an applied focus on using the theatre to engage communities around the important issues of our time.
- Communication - Our Communication Studies department offers minors in both Strategic Communication and Civic Leadership. Faculty and students employ the "Gustavus model" of structured dialogues to help regional communities, organizations, and civic groups address real-world concerns.
- Music - Our Music program includes both academic courses and performance ensembles. Many of the ensembles tour, both in the US and internationally. Year-long exchange students may audition to join an ensemble and possibly go on tour or participate in Christmas in Christ Chapel.
- Latin American Studies - Our program is called Latin American, Latinx, and Caribbean Studies and includes comparative study of the diverse places and peoples that the name implies.
- Japanese Studies - Our Japanese Studies Program is an interdisciplinary program that offers students opportunities to become familiar with various aspects of Japanese culture: language, literature, history, politics, art, and religion. Students majoring in Japanese Studies are required to study in Japan for at least one semester.
OptionsUndergraduate Majors Open to NSE StudentsAnthropology:
RA Exchange: Yes
Study Abroad Access: Yes
Area Studies: Japanese Studies, Japanese Studies (minor), Latin American Studies, Russian Studies, Scandinavian Studies
Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Art History, Studio Art, Theater Art
Athletics: Athletic Training, Fitness and Sports Science, Physical Education
Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science, Molecular Biology
Business: Accounting, Finance/Banking, Management
Chemistry: Biochemistry, Chemistry
Computer Science: Computer Science
Earth Sciences: Geology
Education: Elementary Education, Health Education, Junior High/Middle School, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Secondary Education, Social Science Education, Spanish
English: Classical Studies, Comparative Literature, Creative Writing, English, Film Studies
Environmental Studies: Environmental Sciences, Environmental Studies
General Studies: Classical Studies, Gender Studies, Social Studies
Geography and Urban Studies: Geography
Health and Safety Sciences: Health Education
Information Studies: Computer Science
Languages: Classical Languages, French, Greek, Japanese, Language and Culture, Latin, Spanish, Swedish
Mathematics: Mathematics, Statistics
Performing Arts: Dance, Music, Music Education, Theater Arts/Drama
Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy, Religion
Political Science: Peace Studies, Political Science
Sociology/Social Work: Gender Studies, Sociology, Women and Gender Studies
Tuition / Fees
-- Campus Budget --
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment (Plan B) Students
- Fees are subject to change without notice.
- Two semesters = one academic year
- Three quarters = one academic year
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
- No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
- Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
- See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Home Payment (Plan B) students.
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
- Home Payment (Plan B): 19 ($580 per additional hour)
Figures are current as of 07/23/19.
||Plan A & B
Important Notes: Parking: The fee in the fall semester is the full-year amount of $280, but students who return the sticker at the end of the first semester will get the spring half of the fee refunded to them.
Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $850 per semester.
Room / Meals
Figures are current as of 07/23/19
On-Campus Housing Per Semester
- 94% living on campus
- Double: $3230
- Per semester unless otherwise noted
- Students must live on campus
Notes About Housing
- Approximate monthly cost: $0
- Proximity to campus:
All incoming exchange students live on campus: https://gustavus.edu/reslife/residences/
Meal Plans Per Semester
Notes About Meal Plans
- Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
- $1850 declining balance plan.
https://gustavus.edu/diningservices/info.php. All plans are declining balances, and the amount listed is for the lowest-cost plan (there are three choices). The main dining hall is a "marketplace" style with multiple stations serving different types of cuisines and different parts of the meal. There is also a fixed-price lunch buffet on most weekdays during the semesters.