BOR approves NSU academic requests

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PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Board of Regents this week approved academic program requests from public universities, including Northern State University, to meet workforce and community development needs across the state.  

For Northern, requests were approved for new undergraduate certificates in behavioral forensic sciences and quantitative analytics in science and a graduate certificate in Germans from Russia studies. 

The behavioral forensic certificate prepares people to work in a variety of fields such as counseling, police or law enforcement, social work, and psychology.

Students in the science fields often look for an opportunity to acquire valuable quantitative skills. The certificate in quantitative analytics provides a formal credential for employers to identify candidates with those skills.

A graduate certificate in Germans from Russia studies complements the newly opened South Dakota Germans from Russia Cultural Center on the NSU campus. The nine credit-hour certificate will focus on practical aspects of history, culture and language, along with instruction in the interpretation and translation of written documents.

Requests were also approved for South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, South Dakota State University and University of South Dakota. For more information, read the entire BOR press release here.

About Northern State University

Northern State University is a regional university that offers outstanding academics and exceptional extracurricular activities at an affordable price on a safe, welcoming campus. Northern State recently announced its Educational Impact Campaign, with a goal of raising $55 million for a new South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, new athletic and recreation fields, and an on-campus regional sports complex. Once the campaign is complete, NSU will be the recipient of more than $100 million in privately funded building projects and scholarships within a decade. To learn more, visit NSU Admissions.