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USD Online Bachelor's Degree in Health Sciences Among Most Affordable in Nation

Lee Medical Building USD's online BS program in Health Sciences has been named the seventh most affordable in the nation.

VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota’s online BS degree in Health Sciences has been named the seventh most affordable in the nation.

The ranking noted the university’s six different academic pathways for health science students to select when determining their future career emphasis. This versatility allows students to explore a variety of opportunities in the health sciences field. The program’s ability to prepare students for graduate degrees was also recognized.

In addition to its online course offerings, all USD’s health sciences coursework is offered at the university’s main campus in Vermillion, and select courses in health sciences are offered at campuses in Sioux Falls and Rapid City.


USD’s School of Health Sciences is a national leader in interprofessional health sciences education. South Dakota’s comprehensive School of Health Sciences develops scholars, practitioners and leaders in health and human services, including addiction counselors, dental hygienists, health science practitioners, medical laboratory scientists, nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, physician assistants, public health practitioners and social workers.


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.