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Bachelor of Arts in Social Science (Independent Study)
Who Should Apply?
Independent study courses give you the opportunity to earn your bachelor's degree by taking self-paced college courses when, where, and how you want! You may enroll at any time and have up to 9 months to complete each course.
If you are an adult learner juggling the responsibilities of family or work, independent study courses give you the flexibility you need to pursue your educational and career goals.
You choose the pace. You choose the space. You don’t need to worry about missing your child’s soccer game because you need to be at a 2-hour class every Thursday night. If you’re going out of town on business, you can take your exam next week...or even next month.
Keep in mind that independent study courses have similar course content and rigor as traditional on-campus classes. Depending on your other commitments and responsibilities, we recommend that you only take one or two courses at the same time.
Employer-Provided Tuition Assistance
UND accepts company payments for employer-provided tuition assistance programs. Contact your human resource department to find out how you can qualify for tuition assistance.
If you are active in the military, you can take your college courses with you…no matter where you go!
The University of North Dakota was ranked in the Top 3 of Military-Friendly Online Schools among a review of more than 200 accredited online military-friendly schools by Guide to Online Schools, a leading education portal.
UND also is approved to offer college credit courses through the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) program.
UND accepts military and veterans tuition assistance. Contact your military education or veterans’ administration office to find out how you can qualify for tuition assistance.
NOTE: Service members and veterans taking 100% of their courses online and who are enrolled in the Post-9/11 GI Bill may also be eligible for a monthly housing allowance. Refer to the US Department of Veterans Affairs for details.