High-Impact Practices

Faculty and staff in the College of Arts and Sciences are dedicated to the academic success of every student. We are on the cutting edge of new technologies and approaches to teaching that improve student engagement and learning.


NDSU always has been strong in basic and applied sciences, and the College of Arts and Sciences is involved in all phases of study and research. 

Many of our undergraduates participate in faculty research. Students are encouraged to select research that interests them through the Research Opportunities for Engaging Students, or ROPES, program.

Summer REU

The College of Arts and Sciences offers a wide variety of REU programs each summer.  Our programs specialize in research and mentoring for undergraduate students and each opportunity below is unique to its research team.  If you are looking for a great way to spend your summer, come to Fargo and join us for a full-time, hands-on research experience. 

Helping students find a sense of belonging through academic and social support, based on student questions and concerns.

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Math Emporium

The Math Emporium is a hybrid course that connects lecture, technology, and just-in-time tutoring to enhance student success in College Algebra and Trigonometry.

Learning Assistants

The Learning Assistants program partners talented undergraduates with faculty teaching large-enrollment courses to create learner-centered classrooms that are conceptually driven, cognitively challenging, and authentic to the discipline.



Journal Clubs

Nurture your passion for learning and discovery with NDSU Journal Clubs.

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Fostering CHANGE

Fostering CHANGE provides mentored research experiences for post-baccalaureate (recent collage graduates) participants traditionally underrepresented in STEM. Mentees will engage in research projects across biological levels (e.g., molecules, cells, tissues, whole organisms, populations) exploring how organisms respond to rapidly changing environments. It is imperative to train future generations of biologists to be able to easily work and collaborate across different biological levels to build capacity for future discovery. The CHANGE network includes diverse experts from academia, non-governmental organization, government agencies and industry, as well as network members focused on enhancing professional development of trainees. 

Through participation in the CHANGE program, participants will be prepared to become leaders in a rural, EPSCoR state, capable of tackling basic biological questions, engaging with questions of importance for the Upper Midwest in a changing world.



Community Engaged Research & Creative Activity

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Center for Writers

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