The South Dakota Board of Regents has approved requests by some of the state's public universities to offer new certificate programs that will give students expertise in leadership, biotechnology and information security.
The certificate programs generally will require fewer credit hours than a minor. They package a small set of courses to let
students develop expertise needed in the work place.
Dakota State University will offer a certificate providing students with skills to assess security in computer networks, Internet applications and other technologies.
South Dakota State University will offer a certificate in clinical nurse leadership for those holding at least a master's degree.
Northern State University will deliver a certificate program in biotechnology research methods.
Black Hills State University will offer a graduate certificate in crisis leadership and emergency management.