North Dakota State College of Science President John Richman announced Monday, the expansion of the NDSCS Liberal Arts program to Fargo. Classes will begin in August at the NDSCS Skills and Technology Training Center in North Fargo, where students will be able to earn a two-year Associate in Arts degree in Liberal Arts.
NDSCS is the only North Dakota University System institution to offer a two-year Liberal Arts degree in the Fargo area.
Many students who earn two-year degrees find well-paying careers immediately after graduation. The averaged expected lifetime earnings for a graduate with an associate degree are $1.6 million - about $400,000 more than a high school graduate earns, according to the American Association of Community Colleges.
Many associate degreed graduates choose to transfer on to four-year universities upon graduation. At NDSCS, Liberal Arts graduates transfer on to public and private colleges across the United States, with the majority attending North Dakota State University, the University of North Dakota and Minnesota State University-Moorhead.
The NDSCS Liberal Arts degree program in Fargo will include a variety of classes such as English, humanities, math, natural and physical sciences, social and behavioral sciences, computer information systems, and physical education. Upon completion of the program, the student will be awarded an Associate in Arts degree, which allows transfer to most four-year colleges and universities as a junior.
NDSCS currently offers several technical programs at its Fargo site, including welding, nursing, nanoscience technology, bio-fuels technology, bio technology and microelectronics technology.
NDSCS is a two-year, comprehensive, residential college with its main campus located in Wahpeton, N.D., and a second site, referred to as the Skills and Technology Training Center, located in Fargo.
For more information, visit ndscs.edu.