Leaders from USD and Sisseton Wahpeton College (SWC) met on Aug. 3 to discuss and sign an agreed-upon policy ensuring South Dakota students more opportunities.
The General Education Book Transfer consists of an educational review of the course requirements for classes in order to make the credits transferable, USD associate provost Beth Freeburg said.
“Personnel at the University of South Dakota have performed a review of the General Education requirements at Sisseton Wahpeton College and recommend the creation of a GE Block Transfer agreement with this institution for students entering the Regental system with an Associate of Arts degree in General Studies awarded,” Freeburg said. “The AA degree program in General Studies at the SWC requires a total of 32 credit hours of General Education coursework, and the course equivalencies align with all existing Regental system General Education goals and outcomes.”
With this review, the two colleges will provide a more collaborative approach to offering opportunities to South Dakota students in all fields of study.
USD will accept up to 47 credits from SWC’s business administration program and 65 credits from SWC’s degree in addiction and diversity counseling and prevention.
“Students who have completed coursework in the Associate of Science degree in business administration at Sisseton Wahpeton College can apply credit toward the Bachelor of business administration degree at USD,” Freeburg said.
Along with business administration and art, coursework in science and diversity counseling was taken into account as well.
“Students who have completed coursework in the Associate of Science degree in addiction and diversity counseling at Sisseton Wahpeton College can apply credit toward the Bachelor of Science degree in addiction counseling and prevention at USD,” Freeburg said.
In October, USD will hold another meeting discussing more ways to collaborate with SWC for the education of South Dakota students.