ABERDEEN, S.D. – Starting this fall, a brand new academic program at Northern State University will prepare students for a career in engineering.
Northern’s Pre-Engineering Program, a collaboration with South Dakota State University, guarantees that students who complete their first two years at Northern will be accepted into SDSU’s engineering program. The South Dakota Board of Regents approved the NSU-SDSU Guaranteed Admission Agreement on Wednesday.
“We’re excited to be able to offer this new program to our students through this unique partnership with SDSU,” said NSU President Dr. Tim Downs. “We built the Jewett Regional Science Education Center with the goal of adding new students and new programs, and we’re thrilled that both are already coming to fruition.”
Pre-Engineering students can choose one of three tracks:
- Pre-Mechanical Engineering
- Pre-Civil Engineering
- Pre-Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
While at Northern, students must maintain grades of at least “C” in all engineering prerequisite courses to be guaranteed transfer and ultimately graduate from SDSU with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical, Civil, or Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering.
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.