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The College of Science and Mathematics prepares NDSU graduates to be part of it all – working in this country and abroad in a wide spectrum of science and mathematics fields. Our graduates today serve in a wide variety of fields: top executives in chemical and biotechnology companies, physicists for NASA, physicians and health specialists, and exploration geologists at sites across the Americas.

Placement rates are excellent, and positions are readily available to NDSU graduates. Our undergraduates are actively recruited by graduate, medical and other professional schools nationwide. Science and math teachers are in high demand and enjoy some of the best opportunities in the teaching profession.

The NDSU College of Science and Mathematics is a place where you will explore, discover, and achieve.


NDSU earns R1 Research Institution Classification

NDSU is one of just three universities in the six-state upper

Midwest region designated as an R1 research institution by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Carnegie’s R1 distinction is its highest classification and is presented to only the top research institutions in the country.

“The researchers at NDSU are creating new knowledge and ideas and delivering them to our students and the citizens we serve, who are then taking them into the world and improving society,” said Bresciani. “This is the true fulfillment of the promise of our land-grant mission.”

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College News

|   Research

Bakhtiyor Rasulev, associate professor of coatings and polymeric materials, is working to create a new model to determine the toxicity of microplastics.

A new study by Bakhtiyor Rasulev, NDSU…

|   Events

The Darwin Days Evolution Pop-Up Museum is a popular event held at the A. Glenn Hill Center.

The NDSU Departments of Biological Sciences and Geosciences are set to host “Darwin Days,” Feb. 9-10.


|   Awards

NDSU continues to build upon its national reputation as a leader in STEM education research with a recent award of $804,191 from the National Science Foundation Division of Undergraduate Education.


|   Awards

The NDSU chapter of the Blue Key National Honor Society has named Danielle Condry, assistant professor of practice in the Department of Microbiological Sciences, as the 2022 NDSU Distinguished…

|   Faculty

Birgit Pruess, professor of microbiological sciences, has published an active learning exercise on the “Three Sisters of Agriculture.”

The article, “The Three Sisters of Agriculture: An Active…

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