ABERDEEN, S.D. – The University of South Dakota is now offering a popular minor in criminal justice online. The South Dakota Board of Regents approved the new delivery option at its meeting this week.
USD officials made the request in response to growing demand for criminal justice courses, especially from students living off campus. USD already offers this minor on its Vermillion campus, at Black Hills State University-Rapid City and at University Center-Sioux Falls.
Over a four-year period, the number of students enrolled in USD’s criminal justice courses increased from 187 to 270 students. As of 2015, a quarter of those students were taking the course off campus.