Undergraduate Programs and Courses
In the menu to the left, is an alphabetical list of undergraduate programs and courses.
The University publishes electronically an official Schedule of Courses before the beginning of each academic term. It lists the class period, building, and room assigned to each course offered that semester or summer session.
Enrollment in some University of North Dakota classes is restricted to students who have been admitted into specific major concentrations, who have achieved specific classification status, or who have completed course prerequisites. In some high demand areas, not all students who request a particular course may be admitted in a given semester because of staffing or other University limitations. Generally, the University registers undergraduate students in order of their classification; nevertheless, the University does not guarantee that a student will be able to enroll in a specific course during any given semester. Students must be registered to attend a class session.
Courses numbered in the 100s are intended primarily for freshmen; in the 200s for sophomores; in the 300s for juniors; in the 400s for seniors and in the 500s and 600s for graduates.
Academic units are expressed in terms of semester credit hours at the University of North Dakota. For face-to-face courses, one semester credit hours represents one 50-minute class period (lecture or structured student/faculty interaction) or 2-3 hours of laboratory session for each week of the semester.
For online or distance courses, UND academic units are assigned according to the classification of the distance course:
- Type 1: Distance course sections taught synchronously with face-to-face sections with equivalent student learning objectives and expectations for student effort – The distance section is assigned the same credit hours as the face-to-face section.
- Type 2: Distance course sections taught asynchronously with face-to-face sections with equivalent student learning objectives and expectations for student effort – The distance section is assigned the same credit hours as the face-to-face section.
- Type 3: Distance courses not classified as Type 1 or 2 that share equivalent student learning objectives and expectations for student effort as face-to-face sections of the course at UND – The distance section is assigned the same credit hours as the face-to-face section.
- Type 4: Distance courses not classified as Type 1 or 2 that do not have corresponding face-to-face sections at UND for comparison – The department or unit providing the course must document the expected level of student effort, expected student/faculty interactions, course assessment plan, and student learning objectives for the course. This information will be reviewed by the appropriate Department, College/School, and University curriculum committees for assignment of appropriate credit hours.
Undergraduate Student Classification
- Freshman: 0-23 credits completed
- Sophomore: 24-59 credits completed
- Junior: 60-89 credits completed
- Senior: 90+ credits
Frequency of Offerings
The following symbols at the end of the course description indicate when and how often a class is usually available for registration.
F usually every Fall semester
S usually every Spring semester
SS usually every Summer session
F/2 usually every other Fall semester
S/2 usually every other Spring semester