Dual Credit Courses
The University of South Dakota's Division of Continuing & Distance Education offers a variety of Dual Credit Courses. The current dual credit offerings include the Health Care Early Scholars program, Introduction to Teaching and the Survey of Business.
What is Dual Credit?
A dual credit course is a college course taken by a high school student for which the student earns both college and high school credit at the same time. By participating in the dual credit program, it enables students to make substantial progress toward their college degree before finishing high school.
Benefits of Dual Credit Courses:
- Students get a jump start on their college education.
- Students can finish college earlier and save on college costs, allows greater flexibility in scheduling, and time to add a second major or minor if desired.
- Students experience college courses and online learning.
- Students earn college credit at the low cost of $40 per credit hour.
- Students gain exposure to various career tracks such as Business, Health Care and Education.
Current Dual Credit Offerings:
Health Care Early Scholars:
The Health Sciences program for early scholars will enhance academic and experiential options for a guided transition into a health career. This program provides the opportunity for dual credit health science coursework. Learn More!
Survey of Business:
This course will provide an introduction to the business environment and the language of business. We will explore the various functions of businesses and how the programs available at the Beacom School of Business support each of these functional areas. Learn More!
Exploring the Teaching Profession:
Students will explore teaching as a viable profession. The course will include topics about why people choose to teach, what teacher attributes and dispositions are important, and how an education degree is versatile. Students will also participate in district classrooms to gain hands-on experience and valuable insight on the teaching profession. Learn More!
For more information about Dual Credit Courses offered at the University of South Dakota, please contact the Division of Continuing & Distance Education at 605-677-6240 or email@example.com