Why earn a bachelor's degree in Norwegian?

Application Deadlines
Feb. 1* | April 15^
Dec. 15
May 1

*Freshman Priority Deadline
^Transfer Priority Deadline

The United Nations has named Norway the best place to live in the world for more than a dozen years in a row. Want to know why? Find out by taking a deep dive into all things Norwegian at UND.

The Norwegian program offers both a major and a minor. Whichever path you choose, you'll customize your program with courses in everything from language to people to politics. You'll also have plenty of opportunities to study abroad, giving you a first-hand look at the country that has also been called the happiest place on earth.

Norwegian classes at UND are small, fostering close relationships between students and professors. In partnership with faculty and fellow students, you'll gain a new perspective, become a informed global citizen and prepare to succeed in a global workforce. The Norwegian degree complements every major on campus; add a foreign language competency and cross-cultural knowledge to your resume to stand out in your field.

The Norwegian program offers a major, a minor, and a certificate.

Norwegian at UND

Norwegian Careers


Median annual salary for interpreters and translators

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


Anticipated job growth for interpreters and translators

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Studying Norwegian enhances any career by changing your perspective and sparking new ideas. Language students find success in numerous industries, including business, education, tourism, history and art.

Our graduates have gone on to a variety of careers and graduate programs, both here and in Norway. For example, recent graduates have found jobs or advanced their education in:

  • Medical school
  • Law school
  • Graduate school in public history
  • Nursing
  • Theater
  • Tourism with a specialty in Scandinavia
  • Air traffic control
  • Software engineering
  • Teaching at the high school and college level

Norwegian Courses You Could Take

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