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Colleges / North Dakota State University

NDSU Academics

North Dakota State University requires a minimum of 120 credits to graduate with a bachelor's degree. If students would like to graduate in less time than normal, they can choose the accelerated degree program.

NDSU does accept transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, NDSU has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.

Around 62% of students who started college at NDSU complete all the credits required within six years.

NDSU offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.

What Classes Do I Have To Take at NDSU?

NDSU has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.

Students are not required to fulfill a lanuage requirement, but there is a math and science requirement. Students are not required to take a computer class to graduate.

Majors at NDSU

When choosing a major, NDSU students have several choices to make. Scroll down to see a full list of majors offered at NDSU below.

Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major. Declaring a double major may mean taking more courses, but it can provide an interesting mix of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to a graduate program.

If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, they can design their own major. NDSU does not require students to complete a senior project.

Does NDSU Offer Learning Disability Services?

NDSU offers services for students with disabilities. Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.

Does NDSU Offer Online Classes?

NDSU has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.

Does NDSU Offer AP Credit?

NDSU offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.

Does NDSU Have An Honors Program?

NDSU offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, but does not offer a Freshman Honors College.

Does NDSU Require Internships?

NDSU does not require an internship for all students, but does require an internship for students in some majors. Students can look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job.


The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.

Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every school. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.

NDSU has an Army ROTC program and an Air Force ROTC program.

Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at NDSU include: - an ARMY ROTC branch unit on campus - an Air Force branch unit on campus

Dual Degree Programs at NDSU

A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time. A 3-2 dual degree program is a five-year program wherein the first three years are spend taking undergraduate courses and the final two years are spent taking graduate courses. Upon completion of the 5 years, the student will be awarded two degrees, a bachelor's degree and a master's degree.

NDSU does not have any dual degree programs available for students.

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NDSU Majors & Subject Areas

Agriculture, General
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
Agricultural Economics
Agricultural Mechanization, General
Crop Production
Agricultural and Food Products Processing
Equestrian/Equine Studies
Turf and Turfgrass Management
International Agriculture
Agricultural Communication/Journalism
Animal Sciences, General
Animal Health
Food Science
Food Technology and Processing
Food Science and Technology, Other
Agronomy and Crop Science
Horticultural Science
Plant Protection and Integrated Pest Management
Range Science and Management
Soil Science and Agronomy, General
Natural Resources Management and Policy
Environmental Design/Architecture
Landscape Architecture
Women's Studies
Communication, General
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Journalism, Other
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication
Health Communication
Computer Science
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Educational Evaluation and Research
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other
Agricultural Teacher Education
Art Teacher Education
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Health Teacher Education
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Biology Teacher Education
Chemistry Teacher Education
French Language Teacher Education
History Teacher Education
Physics Teacher Education
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Speech Teacher Education
Earth Science Teacher Education
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
Engineering, General
Agricultural Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Software Engineering
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Construction Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Manufacturing Engineering
French Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services, Other
Apparel and Textiles, General
Apparel and Textile Marketing Management
English Language and Literature, General
Rhetoric and Composition
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Botany/Plant Biology
Plant Pathology/Phytopathology
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
Microbiology, General
Zoology/Animal Biology
Genome Sciences/Genomics
Pathology/Experimental Pathology
Environmental Biology
Mathematics, General
Statistics, General
International/Global Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Chemistry, General
Polymer Chemistry
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physics, General
Materials Sciences, Other
Psychology, General
Developmental and Child Psychology
Psychometrics and Quantitative Psychology
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management
Social Sciences, General
Economics, General
Development Economics and International Development
Political Science and Government, General
Transportation and Materials Moving, Other
Interior Design
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Art/Art Studies, General
Music, General
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
Athletic Training/Trainer
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Public Health, General
Veterinary Preventive Medicine, Epidemiology, and Public Health
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing
Business Administration and Management, General
Transportation/Mobility Management
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Accounting and Related Services, Other
Business/Corporate Communications
Finance, General
Financial Planning and Services
Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Selling Skills and Sales Operations
Construction Management
History, General
Public/Applied History

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