New programs coming to BHSU

Kathryn Hastings, Contributor

SPEARFISH, S.D. – New programs are making their way into the Black Hills State University learning environment. Gene Bilodeau, executive director at the BHSU Rapid City campus, talked about wanting to offer new programs that students can become passionate about. He hopes it will bring new students to BHSU, including students from other schools in the area.

There are a total of four new programs which are planned to come to BHSU in the next two years. Almost all of them are partnerships with other schools in the area, like Western Dakota Tech and Dakota State University.

The two new associates degrees which would be offered are in Paralegal Studies, hoping to start in fall 2021, and Networking and Security Administration, planned to start fall 2020. The Paralegal Studies will not being partnered with another school, whereas Networking and Security Administration will have an agreement between DSU and BHSU.

The two new bachelor degrees hope to begin in fall 2020. The first will be a bachelor of Applied Science. This degree will allow Western Dakota Tech students to transfer their associates Applied Science degree straight into BHSU’s bachelors program. The second degree will allow WDT students who graduate with a Criminal Justice degree t to transfer directly into a bachelors program in Human Services at BHSU .

If you have any questions, or want more information on the new programs coming to BHSU, contact Bilodeau at [email protected] or 605-718-4112.