University Center Rapid City

Rapid City University Center

The University of South Dakota offers high quality academic programs at University Center - Rapid City.

USD Programs at University Center - Rapid City 

The University of South Dakota provides educational opportunities in Rapid City, S.D. at University Center - Rapid City.  USD offers degree programs and classes designed to meet the needs of students in Rapid City and the surrounding area. Program advising and assistance with registration and financial aid is available at University Center - Rapid City.

USD Degrees Offered at University Center - Rapid City are:


Criminal Justice:
The Criminal Justice Studies program is an interdisciplinary study of crime and justice in our society. Criminal Justice Studies emphasizes the key components of police, courts, corrections, and juvenile justice in the criminal justice processes of our local, state, and federal governments. Beyond the basic required courses, students can pursue advanced courses in many areas, including the historical, international, social science, and legal facets of criminal justice studies.

Criminal Justice Degree Completion Plan

Health Sciences:
The Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences is a dynamic major that is interdisciplinary in nature and provides flexible options that allow students to prepare for many kinds of health careers. The major provides the opportunity for students with an interest in the health professions to explore the many opportunities in the field and to develop the knowledge, values and interpersonal skills needed to be successful in today’s health and human service settings.

Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences Degree Completion Plan

General Studies:
The Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) is designed to accommodate students who have accumulated significant college credit (60 credit hours minimum) and who want to complete a baccalaureate degree.

Bachelor of General Studies Degree Completion Plan

The University of South Dakota offers a four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. This program is in response to the State and national need for wider access to advanced degrees in nursing to ensure that students are well-educated and prepared to meet the increasingly complex demands of the healthcare professions.  The Rapid City Nursing offices and most nursing classes meet in the Health Sciences Center located at 1011 11th street in Rapid City, SD.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree Completion Plan


The Master of Science in Administration Program from the University of South Dakota is a cross-disciplinary program that provides the primary tools and organizational skills necessary to effectively perform administrative roles in public service oriented organizations.  There are several specialization options available:

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