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Major of the week

Jacob Notermann, Staff Writer

May 3, 2017

You’re going the University of North Dakota? Are you going into aviation? Stereotypically speaking, the answer is probably “yes.” I don’t blame anyone for thinking that. We have one of the best aviation schools in the country. Heck, even our billboards (that’s right. Our marketing plan involves b...

Major of the week

Susan Felege is an assistant professor of biology at UND. Kyle Zimmerman/ Dakota Sudent

Jacob Notermann, Staff Writer

March 31, 2017

This is a program where students are taught to work with animals in nature and use technology to do their jobs. Going outdoors is one of those things you either love or dread. These students love it. Students in the fisheries and wildlife major are taught the basics in biology that ranges from cells to...

Major of the Week – Dietetics

Jacob Notermann, Staff Writer

March 24, 2017

These are the people who you asked to analyze your lunch or ask for food help. There is so much more to it than that. “A dietician is one who literally studies the chemistry of food and learning how it interacts with our bodies in order to then go help others,” UND junior Emily Bitter said. “As...

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The UND department of History is located within O'Kelly Hall.

Jacob Notermann, Staff Writer

February 24, 2017

The History program at UND may not be structured uniquely, but there is more than meets the eye. Unlike larger universities in the country, entry level history courses are taught by professors. Hans Broedel is the chair of the history department; he can also be found teaching 100-level lecture...

Major of the Week

James Popejoy is a professor of music and the director of bands at UND.

Jacob Notermann, Staff Writer

February 10, 2017

It’s a field where one must cater to the group and the hundred individuals in it. The music education major at UND has a close connection to the music performance major in both requirements and teaching style. James Popejoy, the Director of Bands at UND, explained that students are taught and...

Major of the week: Norwegian Studies

Associate professor Melissa Gjellstad (center) and Steven Finney (right) teach Norwegian language courses within the Languages department at UND.

Jacob Notermann, Staff Writer

December 2, 2016

It’s getting to be that time of year when snow begins to blanket UND’s campus. A time for last-minute panicking over finals, remembering to pack clothes before traveling back home and getting ready for Santa Claus to visit. For some students at UND, getting close to the North Pole is just part...

Major of the week: Information Systems

Timothy O'Keefe is the chair of the information systems and business education department at UND.

Jacob Notermann, Staff Writer

November 22, 2016

For the past few months, I have been informing the reader on the lesser-known or more interesting majors offered at UND. There have been well-known majors with crowds and those with only a handful of students. There have been majors for incredibly competitive fields and those starving for personnel. For...

Major of the week – Environmental Studies

Students in the Environmental Studies program at UND study the processes of managing natural resources, understanding the environmental impact of humanity as well as preserving ecosystems such as the Knife Point Glacier (pictured).

Jacob Nortermann, Staff Writer

November 18, 2016

Next fall, UND will begin recognizing a brand new major. Under the guidance of the geography department, students will have the option of earning a Bachelor of the Arts or a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies. According to the proposed catalog language for the two programs, environmental...

Major of the week: Communication sciences and disorders

Jessica Foley is a clinical instructor in the Clinical Sciences and Disorders program at UND.

Jacob Notermann, Staff Writer

November 8, 2016

There are students who are passionate about their majors. Then, there are Communication Sciences and Disorders students. Students in this major are trained to assist those having troubles with speech and/or listening. For a field that is so broad and so valuable to the community, the CSD program...

Major of the week, petroleum engineering

Petroleum engineering students can look forward to a career interacting with multiple petroleum products. Illustration courtesy of pixabay.com

Jacob Notermann, Staff Writer

November 1, 2016

When people think of the North Dakotan economy, it’s not unusual to think about oil and drilling. Especially as of late, with the pipeline protests out in Cannon Ball , N.D. sparking debates across the country. At UND, there are over 200 students who are studying and training for the controversia...

Major of the week: Unmanned aircraft systems!

Jacob Notermann, Staff Writer

September 23, 2016

For the pilots who prefer not to be in the plane. Students at the University of North Dakota have the unique opportunity to study in the birthplace of an innovative program. To put it simply, having an Unmanned Aircraft Systems, or UAS, major is equivalent to a major in drones. “You learn how to fly...

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