North Dakota State University requires at least 120 credits to complete a bachelor's degree.
If students would like to graduate in less time than normal, they can choose the accelerated degree program. NDSU accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, NDSU has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.
NOTE: Around 65% of students who start college at NDSU graduate within six years.
NDSU offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: NDSU may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
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 language requirement
Students do not have to take a computer class.
Reminder: Check with NDSU directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, NDSU students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at NDSU.
Student Designed Majors
NDSU allows students to design their own major, if desired. If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, designing their own major is a great alternative.
NDSU does not require a senior project for all students.
Double Majoring at NDSU
NDSU offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.
NOTE: 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.
✅ 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.
✅ NDSU has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.
✅ 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.
🟨 To learn more about any possible honors programs at NDSU, check with the school directly. Students must complete a senior project if they are in the Honors Program at NDSU.
❌ NDSU studets are not required to complete an internship.
Students can still look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job.
The main library on campus is the North Dakota State University Library and there are 6 other libraries on campus.
A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time.
NDSU does not have any dual degree programs available for students.
What is ROTC?
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.
Does NDSU have any ROTC programs?
Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every college. 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
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