Regents Approve Academic Program Requests to Develop Workforce

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BROOKINGS, S.D. – A minor in art history at Northern State University will prepare students with the foundations of knowledge to pursue careers or further study in art production, history, museum studies and other artistic fields.

The South Dakota Board of Regents this week approved the new program request for Northern, along with requests from other universities, to meet emerging workforce and economic development trends across the state. 

Northern’s art history minor, consisting of 18 credit hours of study, will be available through on-campus delivery in Aberdeen.

Also approved were a minor in exercise science and an undergraduate certificate in adventure education for Black Hills State University; and a request by the University of South Dakota to offer through online delivery an existing graduate certificate in American Indian education.

The BOR has been meeting Wednesday and Thursday at South Dakota State University in Brookings. Also from the meeting: Northern and the five other public universities will offer new certificates in graduate mathematics and advanced graduate mathematics to ensure instructors teaching math courses for concurrent or dual credit programs have appropriate credentials. The graduate certificates will also be available for delivery online.

To view the complete Board of Regents’ agenda, visit the SDBOR website.