College of Health and Human Sciences Frequently Asked Questions

New name. New opportunities.


Why is the college changing its name?

NDSU is transforming the university to meet future workforce and research challenges facing North Dakota and beyond, positioning NDSU for future success. This process includes enhancing enrollment, retention, and student success. Efforts include college mergers and strategic investment in opportunities that enhance academic opportunities. The name change of the new college became effective July 1, 2023 and over the coming months, you’ll see our materials change to reflect the new name.

What programs are offered in the College of Health and Human Sciences?

The same programs you recognize from the previous colleges of health professions and of human sciences are offered in the new college. The expanded offerings within the new college provide students more opportunities to pursue careers in all aspects of health and human sciences.

The College of Health and Human Sciences includes:  allied sciences of medical lab science, respiratory care, and radiologic sciences; counselor education; health, nutrition and exercise sciences; health services; human development and family science; nursing; pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences; and public health.

Whether through health or human sciences, undergraduate and graduate students will be able to engage in programs that cover the human lifespan in different ways.

The newly named college also provides expanded opportunities for research and collaboration in many areas.

How many students will the new college have and where is it located?

The College of Health and Human Sciences includes more than 2,600 undergraduate and graduate students in its various programs. These programs and labs are located in Aldevron Tower, Bentson Bunker Fieldhouse, E. Morrow Lebedeff Hall, Morrill Hall, Sudro Hall and NDSU Libraries Annex for research resources. Most locations are in the core of the NDSU campus, with buildings located nearby to facilitate access.

How will the change to the College of Health and Human Sciences affect current and future students?

Students will be able to continue their current programs just as they have planned. With the newly merged college, they may notice some class offerings that can enhance their career plans. Students coming into the college will also be able to access other offerings that broaden the scope of their career plans. Other students may seek the benefits of online programs and graduate offerings.

What is the leadership of the new College of Health and Human Sciences?

Dr. Ronald Werner-Wilson was selected as interim dean of the College of Health and Human Sciences, effective June 1, 2023.  The University conducted a national search and named the permanent Dean of College of Health and Human Sciences, Teresa Conner, on May 14, 2024.

Conner has 30 years of experience as an academic leader and professor in higher education. She has served in two founding deanships and is the inaugural associate provost of Health Sciences at Radford University Carilion. She was responsible for developing the organizational structure at these two campuses and colleges with degrees in more than 10 health care related disciplines. 

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