University of North Dakota Reviews
I am part of the first online cohort for the BSSW program offered at the University of North Dakota. Since I was part of the first online BSSW program, I did not have reviews to read or alumni to talk to about their experience so I was unaware of what to expect. I had previously taken some online classes and was unimpressed with their teaching styles and curriculum so my hopes weren't very high for this program. I must say I was pleasantly surprised with the classes and the professors. The classes were taught in a synchronized fashion so I was able to see the professor in real time, interact with them as well as my classmates, and participate in lectures and class projects. There were obviously some hiccups sometimes which comes with technology but overall my experience was nothing but positive. My professors were extremely knowledgeable, very helpful and adjusted their teaching methods based on the needs of the class. They were always there to answer my questions, returned graded assignments in a timely manner and were honestly invested in my education and growth in the social work field. I am so glad I was able to attend and I feel honored to be part of the first cohort of the online BSSW program.
This was an excellent college to attend. I started when they were still the Sioux and my only complaint is that they are no longer.
I attended this school to pursue a Master's in Forensic Psychology. They were one of the few public universities that offered the degree at all, and one of fewer to offer it entirely online. As a military spouse who moves frequently I require that flexibility. I am not always able to stay in a location long enough to complete a degree and I prefer to minimize transfers. Communication was terrible at this school. I could not get in contact with my advisor past the initial "Welcome to the program" e-mail despite numerous e-mails and phone calls. My professors were not very responsive to e-mail or phone calls, either. It was such a bother that after one semester I just switched schools. As a long distance student, communication with the school is extremely important and UND completely failed in that area.