Catalog Disclaimer Statement/Affirmative Action

This catalog is published by Dickinson State University to provide prospective students and other interested individuals with information concerning this institution. Any part of this catalog may be changed or revoked without notice and may not serve as a binding obligation with the State of North Dakota or Dickinson State University.

This catalog is intended to be a description of the policies, academic programs, degree requirements, and course offerings in effect for the 2018-2019 academic year. It should not be construed as an irrevocable contract between the student and the University. Dickinson State University reserves the right to change any of the policies, procedures, or fees described in this catalog and to apply these changes to any or all of its students as it sees fit. The University may also choose to add or delete course offerings or degree programs at any time.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action

Dickinson State University is fully committed to equal opportunity in employment decisions, educational programs, and activities in accordance with all applicable state and federal laws, including affirmative action efforts. In that regard, Dickinson State University does not discriminate on the basis of age, religion or creed, national origin, marital status, race or ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran’s status in its admissions, employment practices, education programs, housing, food service, or other related activities.

Inquiries regarding the educational opportunities or equal employment policies of this institution should be directed to the Affirmative Action Officer, Dickinson State University, 291 Campus Drive, Dickinson, ND 58601-4896, e-mail: or to the Office for Civil Rights, Chicago Office,  U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison Street, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661-4544. Phone: (312) 730-1560.  Email:

Disclaimer from the North Dakota State Board of Higher Education

The State Board of Higher Education requires that the following announcement be published in all catalogs and bulletins of information issued by institutions of North Dakota: “Institutions shall publish electronic and/or hard copies of catalogs and bulletins for the purpose of furnishing prospective students and other interested persons with information about the institutions. Announcements contained in such printed or electronic material are subject to change without notice; and may not be regarded in the nature of binding obligations on the institutions and the State.”

Dickinson State University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission located at 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, Illinois 60604-1413.