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Welcome to the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

The College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences inspires its students to think critically, act creatively, grow professionally, and change the world. 

Our college offers an array of engaging and transformative learning opportunities, both locally and globally.  Through a variety of endeavors, including directing government agencies, responding to community emergencies, designing public spaces, performing in plays and concerts, and winning Emmys, our graduates are making a notable impact on the world.  I hope you will join us in contributing to the betterment of communities across the region, nation and globe. 

Are you interested in crafting built environments, engaging in community art projects, becoming a writer or web designer, going on an archaeological dig in Samoa, or playing in the NDSU marching band?  If so, you will want to become a part of our college.  You will have opportunities to study in areas that allow you to broaden your perspectives, understand yourself and your everyday interactions, and realize your fullest potential. 

We invite you to explore and enjoy the exciting possibilities offered by our college.  Through getting involved in our programs and interacting with our faculty, you will discover new and rewarding dimensions of learning.  You will also prepare yourself for the challenges that face us in the 21st century.

Please join us as we embrace the challenges of the future and strive to make the world a better place.

Kent Sandstrom, Dean

 Visit us and see if we are the University for you. Prospective students may schedule a visit by calling 1-800-488-NDSU or request a visit through the NDSU Office of Admissions online service. 

The College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Distinguished Alumni Award Winners

Each year the College recognizes the accomplishments of an alumnus from the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, by presenting them with the Distinguished Alumni Award.  Award winners are selected by the AHSS Advisory Board in the fall.

Award Year           Award Recipient                   Year Graduated/Major                          
2015Amy Jacobson2009 Women & Gender Studies
2014Lindsey Rendlen Latzke2003 Communication
2013Carol Larsen1960 Speech
2012Bipasha Ray2002 Mass Communication
2011Duane Champagne1973 Mathematics
1975 Sociology
1976 M.A. Social Sciences
2010Michael Krueger1971 Speech
2009Leon Carroll1972 Economics
2008Steven Murdock1970 Social Science
2007Kurt Witt1991 Music Education
2005Charles E. Turner1987 Sociology/Criminal Justice
2004Kurt Knudsen1965 M.A. Performing Arts
2003Michael Olsen1973 Drama
2002Dale Sandstrom1972 Political Science
2001Leo Kim1975 University Studies
2000Wayne Kranzler1972 English


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College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
NDSU - Dept. 2300
P.O. Box 6050
Fargo, ND  58108-6050
Office Location: Minard 204

Office Phone: 701-231-8338

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North Dakota State University
Phone: +1 (701) 231-8338 - Fax: (701) 231-1047
Campus address: Minard Hall 204
Mailing address: Dept 2300 PO Box 6050, Fargo, ND  58108-6050
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