Essential Studies Courses

Essential Studies courses are designed to form the core education for University of North Dakota undergraduate students. Courses are separated in three categories: Breadth of Knowledge, Special Emphasis and Capstone.

To use a course to meet your Essential Studies (ES) requirements, it must be on the approved list in the semester you take it. This is important because the curriculum may change. A course that was on the approved list in the past may have been modified to meet a different ES requirement or it could have been dropped.