AT A GLANCE
• American Indian Studies
• Chinese Area Studies
• Cultural Entrepreneurship
- Business Administration certificate
- Leadership Development
• Environment, Sustainability & Geography
- Urban & Regional studies
• French Studies
• Geographic Information Science
• German Studies
• Hispanic Studies
• International Studies
• Latin American Studies
• Political Science
• 11,040 total students
• 18:1 student-faculty ratio
• Ranked 7th, “Best Public Regional Universities” in the Midwest (U.S. News & World Report)
• 96% of College of Liberal Arts graduates are employed or continuing their education within one year of graduation (89% report response rate).
Academics tailored to you
At UMD, we recognize that you’re more successful when you have the opportunity to learn and explore in many different areas of interest. This is especially true for academic explorations that focus on global and multicultural themes and challenges. So no matter what you major in, you can study a language (or several!), study abroad, participate in an internship, build a global perspective, and gain an understanding of cultural diversity. You’ll leave UMD as a hirable graduate and capable adult ready to forge your own path.
Right fit, right location
UMD’s main campus is located on 244 acres, and the majority of campus—consisting of over 50 buildings—is interconnected by a vast series of hallway systems, skyways, and concourses. The campus is based in the safe community environment of Duluth, Minnesota—Outside magazine’s 2014 winner of “Best Outdoor Town in America.” It offers easy access to the Minneapolis–St. Paul region, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, and Chicago. Not to mention, it’s located next to beautiful Lake Superior and the boundless adventure of the North Shore.
“The most exciting aspect of my studies is how relevant the material is for after graduation. The world is diverse, and my majors have allowed me to study abroad, which has been an amazing experience. My program is helping me become a more understanding, valuable future member of the workforce because it has sharpened my problem-solving skills and my ability to learn about others, and it’s made me want to continue learning about the world after I graduate.” — Kathryn Smude, Political Science, International Studies, and French Studies triple major