MADISON, S.D. – A bachelor’s degree in Spanish will be available to students in a fully online format through Northern State University. The South Dakota Board of Regents approved this new delivery option at its meeting this week.

The request is in response to growing demand for online delivery of Spanish courses already offered at the university, NSU officials said.

Only one other university in the country, the University of Arizona, currently offers a Spanish major online. In its request for approval of online delivery, the university said this presents new market opportunities at NSU. It is anticipated that most of the students in the online Spanish program will be new to the university.

The online program will be available in the spring 2018 term.