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Spafford Hall 203

1200 S. Jay St.

Aberdeen, S.D. 57401


Phone: 605-626-2524

Fax: 605-626-3970

E-mail: Judy Lapka


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Majors and Minors
Explore the many undergraduate degrees Northern offers, as well as certificates, endorsements and a list of our pre-professional programs. If you haven't yet decided on a major, the professionals in NSU's Center for Career Development and Placement or Advising Center will gladly guide you.
For more detailed information about each of Northern's undergraduate degrees, see Schools.
For Northern's master's degrees, visit Graduate Studies.
Accounting History (education)
Art (advertising design) Human Performance and Fitness
Art (education)
Art (fine arts) International Business Studies
Art (multimedia design)

Banking and Financial Services MIS (e-commerce & data analytics)
​​Biology MIS (financial systems assurance & security)
Biology (education) MIS (general MIS)
Business Administration MIS (resource management and planning)

​Chemistry Mark​eting (marketing management)
Chemistry (education) Mathematics
Chemistry (forensic science) Mathematics (education)
Communication Studies Medical Laboratory Science
Communication Studies (public relations) ​​Music

Music Education (instrumental)
Elementary Education
English (creative writing) ​​Musical Theater
English (desktop publishing)
English (education) Physical Education
English (literature) Political Science
English (professional writing) Professional Accountancy (BS - 150 credit hours)
English (teaching) Psychology
English (teach English as a second language)
Environmental Science (bioremediation) Secondary Education
Environmental Science (wildlife management) ​​Sociology (criminal justice)

Sociology (gerontology)
Finance Sociology (human services)

General Studies Spanish (education)
German ​​Special Education

Sport Marketing and Administration


​​Accounting Health Education
Agribusiness History
American Indian Studies 
Art International Business Studies

  International Studies
Banking and Financial Services  
Biology   Management Information Systems
Business   Marketing

Chemistry   Mathematics Elementary Education
Coaching   Music (general)
Communication Studies   Music (elementary education endorsement)
Computer Science  
Criminal Justice Philosophy

  Physical Education
Digital Art   Physics

  Political Science
E-learning   Pre-K-12 Reading
Early Childhood Education   Professional Writing and Rhetoric
Economics   Psychology
Elementary Education Science  
English   Religious Studies
Entrepreneurial Studies  

  Social Science For Elementary Teachers
French Sociology

Geography Special Education
German Sport Management
Gerontology   Theater
Associate Degrees


Banking and Financial Services


Business Administration

Business Administration (management information systems)

Digital Design

General Studies

Gerontology (applied)








Allied Health

Arts Administration

Banking (executive)    
Banking (intermediate)    

Certification in Secondary Education    

Education (K-12)



Gerontology (applied)



Public History    

Teacher Education
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages                         
Teaching Endorsements
Click HERE for a complete list of teaching endorsements available at Northern.