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USD Delivers Criminal Justice Minor Online

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.


USD's College of Arts & Sciences offers students a top-notch undergraduate liberal arts education in the humanities, social sciences and sciences as well as graduate programs that have earned USD distinction as a research university by the Carnegie Foundation. The college's more than 22,000 alumni include famous journalists, Hollywood screenwriters, novelists, a Nobel Prize winner, South Dakota governors, attorneys, physicians, justices of the state Supreme Court, distinguished university faculty and international humanitarians.


Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 202 undergraduate and 84 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, Knudson School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 16:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 18 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.


Hanna DeLange
USD News