Academics | College of Arts & Sciences

UND Students on Campus

Fine Arts

Making pottery in class
Art & Design

Develop a range of practical and creative skills while building a portfolio of work.

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Share your love for music with the world at UND's immersive music program.

UND theatre production
Theatre Arts

Enter into a career where understanding others and expressing yourself is important.


Reading in hall

Get transferable communication and reasoning skills that are in high demand.

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History and American Indian Studies

Teaching the past, while developing the skills necessary to contribute to a global world. Use your knowledge to support Native American communities.

Students in language class
Languages & Literatures

Develop a deeper appreciation of art and literature, both classic and modern.

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Philosophy & Religious Studies

Learn how to think creatively and critically, to reason, and to ask questions.

Math & Science

Biology class outside

Study all life forms through experiments and doing.

Chemistry lab

Connect biology, physics, geology, and environmental science together.

Studying at math lab

Explore advanced math while sharpening your critical-thinking skills.

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Physics & Astrophysics

Prepare for a career in research, teaching and other scientific areas.

Social Sciences

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Explore what it means to be human in the past, present and future.

Comm students working on podcast

Enhance your verbal and writing skills using the latest technology.

CSD students working with child
Communication Sciences & Disorders

Help people of all ages who experience difficulties in communication.

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Criminal Justice

Protect your community and contribute to a better society.

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Geography & GIS

Use geographic data to change the way we make decisions.

Psychology student with book

Explore UND's top rated psychology department.

Rooftop view of UND

Build a foundation for better understanding and engaging with the globalizing world.

Special Programs


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Liberal Arts

Discover Liberal Arts

Tomorrow’s workers need to be able to communicate, interpret, and analyze the world they find, often working with others in highly interdisciplinary environments.

Why liberal arts?