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The College of Arts & Sciences
There is simply no other place where students can study anything -- from plutonium to poetry, the College of Arts & Sciences is a great place to continue a lifelong love affair with your favorite subject!
The College of Arts and Sciences was established in 1883--the first college established--is the largest, and we think the most interesting of nine colleges at the University of North Dakota.
The College of Arts and Sciences dates from the founding of the University in 1883, and has had organic continuity from that date, in spite of some temporary changes in name and structure. In the Spring 2013 Debbie Storrs was named the permanent Dean of the College.
We enroll all undergraduates who wish to complete studies for the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Music or Bachelor of Science degree with concentration in some substantive or applicative field of study within the traditionally broad spectrum of the liberal arts.
We currently enroll approximately 3,000 students in our 31 undergraduate majors, 15 master's programs, and 11 doctoral programs.
We have 19 departments which we organize into four divisions: fine arts, social sciences, humanities, and math-natural sciences.
About the Dean
Dr. Debbie Storrs became Dean of UND's College of Arts & Sciences in July of 2013 and Senior Vice Provost in June 2017. Previous to joining UND, she served as Associate Dean of the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Idaho. Storrs earned a Ph.D. and M.S. in sociology from the University of Oregon and a B.S. in sociology from the University of Alaska, Anchorage. Her research focuses on STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education, teaching pedagogy, community action and health inequities, qualitative methods and narratives, and racial/gendered identities.