Western Dakota Tech graduates can now enter the University of Sioux Falls to finish their bachelor’s degrees under a new agreement between the two schools.
WDT grads can transfer up to 64 credits to USF and apply them towards an accelerated Degree Completion Program (DCP) major in Accounting, Management or Entrepreneurial Studies. Students can complete their DCP bachelor’s degrees in Sioux Falls or online. They may also choose from USF’s 35 traditional, undergraduate majors.
“WDT students want options,” campus President Mark Wilson said. “While the majority of our students go directly into careers related to their education, some want to pursue additional degrees. Agreements like this give students more opportunities to create the futures and lives they want.”
LuAnn Grossman, the director of USF’s accelerated Degree Completion Program (DCP), agrees.
“Our goal at USF is to help Western Dakota Tech grads finish their bachelor’s degrees through a seamless transfer to USF,” Grossman said.
“DCP, for example, was specifically created for adults who want to complete their bachelor’s degrees while still working, raising families or pursuing other interests,” Grossman said. “DCP makes it possible for them to do this by taking classes just one evening a week or online for less than two years.”
WDT’s programs are focused on preparing students for the workforce. WDT faculty, staff and administration focus their efforts on helping students gain the skills and experiences they need to succeed. Through hands-on learning, internships and industry partnerships, WDT students graduate ready to make a real and immediate contribution to their employers and to their communities. More than 96 percent of WDT’s most recent graduates are working, continuing their education or serving in the military, and 90 percent remain in South Dakota.
USF offers a private, Christian liberal arts education to students from all walks of life. The University offers more than 35 undergraduate majors, 9 pre-professional programs, DCP and graduate programs in business and education. For information about USF, visit www.usiouxfalls.edu or call (605) 331-5000.