Degrees and Programs

Choose from an array of degrees—from network and security administration to business, biology, animation and education—we have a wide range of programs in a variety of fields. We will help you create a plan of study that fits your goals.

At DSU, you’ll find small classes, research opportunities, and engaging professors. You’ll also find that we integrate the latest technology into all of our classes. Whatever you choose to study, you’ll be prepared to enter the modern workplace, and better prepared for life.

You can set the pace of your studies and even take classes online or at University Center - Sioux Falls. Either way, we’ll be here to help you every step of the way.


Accounting (BBA)

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Go beyond traditional accounting. At DSU, you’ll learn accounting with a technological focus.

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Biology Education (BSE)

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You can’t teach science unless you’ve done science. Our biology education major will teach you the fundamentals of biology and how to bring this knowledge to the classroom.

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Biology for Information Systems (BS)

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Biology for information systems combines traditional biology with a background in computer science and information systems. It will prepare you for modern science-based industries or healthcare.

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Business Education (BSE)

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Learn the essentials of business and prepare to bring them to high-school classrooms with our business education major.

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Business Technology (BBA)

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To really succeed in business today, you’ll need business fundamentals and a command of technology. You’ll find all that, and more, in our business technology major.

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Computer Education (BSE)

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Like computers and want to teach? A computer education major will prepare you to lead the classroom.

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Computer Game Design (BS)

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Learn the fundamental skills for video game design, development, and production with our computer game design major.

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Computer Science (BS)

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Learn how to program—and so much more. As a computer science major you’ll learn the basics of computer architecture and programming languages.

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Cyber Operations (BS)

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Understand the mentality and techniques of hackers with reverse engineering, malware analysis, and software exploitation.

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Digital Arts and Design: Audio Production (BS)

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Learn post production, mastering, and mixing in audio production. With your degree, you can start a career in music recording, production, live sound, or broadcast.

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Digital Arts and Design: Computer Graphics (BS)

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Create stunning graphics using the latest software technologies and equipment with a major in computer graphics.

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Digital Arts and Design: Film and Cinematic Arts (BS)

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From the camera to lighting and sound, film and cinematic arts will teach you essential techniques for video and film production.

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Digital Arts and Design: Production Animation (BS)

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Create realistic digital environments and characters with a production animation degree. You’ll get a solid foundation in 3D digital design and animation.

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Digital Arts and Design: Web Design and Production (BS)

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The web demands talented web designers and project managers of every variety. Learn how the best websites are made with a degree in web design and production.

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Elementary Education (BSE)

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Nothing can prepare you for the sense of pride and the feeling of home you might know in a your future classroom. Our elementary education major will get you there.

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Elementary Education/Special Education (BSE)

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Teachers of students with special needs do not merely apply detailed plans, tailored to every student in their room. They are a champion for their students. Become one yourself in our elementary and special education program.

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English Education (BSE)

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The English education major will prepare you to bring your passion for words to the classroom as a composition, literature, and speech teacher.

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English for New Media (BS)

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Get a classic English education with a technological focus. With an English for new media major you’ll learn the essentials of literature and linguistics, but also how to write for print and the web.

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Exercise Science (BS)

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With an exercise science degree, you can help people perform better or heal.

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Finance (BBA)

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Enter the world of finance with a degree at DSU. You’ll learn the fundamentals of finance and how to make informed financial plans and predictions.

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General Studies (BGS)

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Build your own degree with a general studies major. You’ll get a well-rounded liberal arts education, tailored to fit your needs.

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Health Information Administration (BS)

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A health information administrator is an expert in managing medical records. You’ll learn how to design and manage health information systems to meet medical, legal, and ethical standards.

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Information Systems (BS)

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With an information systems major, you’ll learn how to design and build complex systems, while streamlining web development practices.

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Management (BBA)

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Study management for a solid business foundation that can help you manage all kinds of businesses or start your own.

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Marketing (BBA)

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As a marketing major, you’ll combine the creative aspects of marketing with solid business practices.

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Mathematics Education (BSE)

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Learn math to teach math. You’ll receive a full-fledged mathematics and educational training. Plus, you’ll get a minor in computer science for additional certifications.

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Mathematics for Information Systems (BS)

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Like math? You’ll learn a lot of math in our mathematics for information systems major. You’ll also learn about information systems through computer and business courses.

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Network and Security Administration (BS)

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Keep the network up and running—and secure. Learn how with a degree in network and security administration.

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Physical Education (BSE)

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Our physical education program prepares you to teach physical education at any level, kindergarten through high school.

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Physical Science (BS)

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Modern scientists need to be well-rounded. That’s why you’ll learn chemistry and physics (and other sciences) in our physical science major.

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Professional Accountancy (BS)

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Go beyond traditional accounting and become a certified public accountant. Our professional accountancy major prepares you to take the CPA exam.

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Professional and Technical Communication (BS)

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Communicate in a modern context. Our professional and technical communication students learn to use modern media to create effective messaging.

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Respiratory Care (BS)

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DSU’s respiratory care program will equip you to help people of every age and walk of life breathe better. You’ll learn the scientific principles of cardiopulmonary physiology and see them in practice.

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Business Management (AS)

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Learn the fundamentals of business and accounting that will help you begin your business career. Our associate degree in business management will get you on the right track.

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General Studies (AA)

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If you’re still undecided about your career plans, explore your options in our general studies associate degree.

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Health Information Technology (AS)

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As a health information technician, you’ll ensure that medical records are accurate and help prevent medical complications.

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Network and Security Administration (AS)

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Study basic security, systems, and networking fundamentals with our associate degree in network and systems administration.

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Respiratory Care (AS)

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DSU’s respiratory care program will equip you to help people of every age and walk of life breathe better. Our two-year associate degree will get you started on that path.

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English for New Media Certificate

Political campaigns, social movements, and traditional media can rise or fall based on their ability to harness new media trends. Learn how to create content for this new media environment with our 12-credit certificate program.

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Health Care Coding Certificate

Prepare accurate medical records through our healthcare coding certificate program.

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IS Management: Digital Photography Certificate

Capturing the perfect shot requires more than luck. You’ll need an understanding of the camera, composition, and digital-editing tools. Learn all this and more with our 12-credit Digital Photography certificate.

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IS Management: Multimedia Certificate

Bring stories to life with compelling multimedia productions. Our 12-credit Multimedia certificate will show you how.

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IS Management: Multimedia Design and Production Certificate

Learn the tools of the digital design trade in this 12-credit certificate program covering the fundamentals of 2D and 3D design.

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IS Management: Website Design and Development Certificate

Learn the basics of web publishing and digital design with our 12-credit Website Design and Development certificate.

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Professional and Technical Communication Certificate

Create professional and highly-detailed literature for a wide range of disciplines with our 12-credit Professional and Technical Communication certificate.

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Our minors help you explore your interests and further develop your career goals. With more than 50 minors, we offer a range of studies so you can enhance your studies with a specialization.