1200 S. Jay St. Aberdeen, SD 57401-7198 northern.edu Nonprofit Organization U.S. Postage PAID Aberdeen, South Dakota Permit No. 77 Online Spanish Approved The South Dakota Board of Regents has approved a bachelor’s degree in Spanish in a fully online format through Northern State University. The request for adding the degree was formulated in response to growing demand for online delivery of Spanish courses already offered at the university. Only one other university in the country, the University of Arizona, currently offers a Spanish major online. The online program will be available in spring 2018. NSU Rising Scholars Program Accredited The Northern State University Rising Scholars Program has been awarded accreditation by the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP). The Rising Scholars program, which allows high school students to earn credit toward high school graduation and a college degree at the same time, began at NSU in 2005. The program partners with nine high schools in South Dakota, with one more school joining in fall 2017. As of fall 2016, 460 students were enrolled in the program. “NACEP accreditation serves as a guarantee to students, administrators and postsecondary institutions that the Rising Scholars Program meets rigorous national standards in the areas of curriculum, faculty, student assessment, student support and program evaluation,” said NSU Rising Scholars Program Director Terry Piatz. NSU is the only university in South Dakota accredited by NACEP, the sole national accrediting body for concurrent enrollment partnerships. Arts and Sciences at a Glance (Academic Year 2016/2017) Total full-time faculty 36 Total credits hours taught Degrees offered Minors offered Specializations offered 27,609 Total majors 547 23 18 8 Potential careers 1,000+ Graduates since Jan. 2000 1,627 10 Outstanding faculty awardees (since 1995) Total students graduating with Degrees 158 Minors 43 Specializations 24 Honors 37 Donate Now Visit northern.edu , click on “Give Now” | Select “College of Arts and Sciences” to support the College of Arts and Sciences. Update your contact information with the NSU Foundation to hear about alumni events in your area.