Meet the Dean
Dr. Rundquist was appointed Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences in 2019, having served as a faculty member in the UND Department of Geography & Geographic Information Science since 2000.
From the Dean
It is my privilege as Dean to represent and support the talented and devoted faculty, staff, students, and alumni who define the College of Arts & Sciences. We are proud to equip our students with the foundational knowledge and skills they need not only to navigate their future careers, but also to enrich their lives. We supply the breadth of essential education to every UND undergraduate and the opportunity to master a wide variety of academic disciplines through our majors and graduate programs. We prepare students to be critical thinkers and problem-solvers who are able to adapt and thrive during times of change, ready to make an impact in North Dakota and beyond.
Guided by a belief in the critical importance of a liberal arts education and lifelong learning, I often encourage students to explore course offerings from a variety of academic departments while at UND. As an undergraduate, I pursued a major that provided a practical skill (journalism), but my explorations led me to minors in Latin, Biology, and Geography (the discipline in which I eventually earned my Ph.D.). I took my fair share of literature courses too, simply because the course topics interested me. The knowledge and skills that my undergraduate education enabled me to build upon are priceless. I am grateful to have the opportunity to support our students in their own learning adventures.
Brad Rundquist, Ph.D.
Dean and Professor
Learn More about A&S
If you would like to learn more about the College of Arts & Sciences and its programs, please contact us at 701.777.2749 or UND.artssci@UND.edu. Prospective students can contact UND Admissions by calling 1.800.CALL.UND (1.800.225.5863) and asking to schedule an appointment with a College of Arts & Sciences advisor. Departmental tours also can be arranged by Admissions. Current students who would like to meet with an Arts & Sciences advisor can use Starfish to reserve a time online. We look forward to hearing from you.