Founded in 1883, the University of North Dakota (UND) is the state's oldest and largest University, with a reputation for research and scholarship in health sciences, energy and the environment, aerospace, and entrepreneurship. As a member of the North Dakota University System, it serves the state, the country, and the world community through teaching, research, creative activities, and service.
The University maintains its original programs in liberal arts, business, education, law, medicine, engineering and mines; and has also developed special programs in nursing, fine arts, aerospace, energy, human resources, and international studies. It provides a wide range of challenging academic programs for undergraduate, professional and graduate students through the doctoral level. Many degrees and certificates are available in fully online formats through the department of Extended Learning.