SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — The University of South Dakota is going to launch a new college to replace The University Center.
USD says the new college will be dedicated to innovation and workforce development in Sioux Falls.
“The new college will also offer forward-looking degree programs that serve the Sioux Falls area’s workforce needs,” USD President Sheila K. Gestring said in a news release.
The South Dakota Board of Regents approved the change at its meeting this week.
The Memorandum of Understanding will go into effect once the presidents of USD, South Dakota State University and Dakota State University sign it, along with the SDBOR executive director and CEO.
The new college has not yet been named.
The new college will provide access to the following USD degrees: Associate of Arts in General Studies, Associate of Science in Integrated Science, Associate of Arts in Graphic and Web Design, Bachelor of Science in Technical Leadership and Bachelor of General Studies.
SDSU and DSU will continue to offer complementary courses, such as cybersecurity, nursing, web development and healthcare coding.
In addition, USD will also serve Sioux Falls with credit-bearing certificates, noncredit workforce training, dual credit delivery to local schools and lifelong learning opportunities.