University of South Dakota
In the fall of 2010, Southeast Tech and the University of South Dakota received approval for a ground-breaking forward and reverse articulation agreement between the two institutions. This agreement allows Southeast Tech students who have attained a two-year associate in applied science degree in any of it’s six health care programs to transfer into the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences major at USD. USD students who have completed two years of the health sciences major requirements also have the ability to transfer to Southeast Tech to complete one of Southeast Tech’s six health programs. The specific health coursework from Southeast Tech will transfer back to USD as a block of electives applied towards the BS in Health Sciences. graduates who complete the requirements for the two health programs will earn both an associate in applied science and bachelor degree.

PATHWAY 1: Reverse Articulation
(Completing years one and two at USD, years three and four at Southeast Tech and transferring Southeast Tech block transfer credits back to USD for completion of degree)
  1. Students will complete the required health science major courses through the University of South Dakota during the first two years of their education. During the third year of their education, they will enter their chosen health program at Southeast Tech and complete the requirements for the AAS in the health program at the end of the fourth year.
  2. Upon successful completion of the requirements of the AAS degree at Southeast Tech, the student will transfer a block of 46 technical credits to USD and apply for graduation. In addition to the 46 block credits, general education coursework that is equivalent to Regental courses will be transferrable and accepted by USD up to a total of 60 transfer credits.
  3. USD will waive the graduation requirement that 16 of the last 32 credits for the baccalaureate degree must be earned as
  4. institutional credit.
  5. Students must meet all other Board of Regents and University graduation requirements in order to receive a bachelor’s degree.
PATHWAY 2: Forward Articulation
(Completing your chosen AAS degree in a heath program at Southeast Tech and transferring to USD to complete the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences)
  1. Upon successful completion of the requirements of the AAS for a Southeast Tech health program of their choice, students may transfer to USD to complete the BS in Health Sciences. At that time, USD will accept a block of 46 technical course credits from the Southeast Tech AAS degree. Transferable general education coursework in addition to the 46 block credits will also be accepted, up to a total of 60 transfer credits.
  2. Students will complete the requirements for the health sciences major and any general education or graduation requirements that remain unsatisfied.
  3. Students must meet all Board of Regents policies and University graduation requirements in order to receive a bachelor’s degree.
The BS in Health Sciences offered at the University of South Dakota is a dynamic major that is interdisciplinary in nature and provides flexible options that allow students to prepare for many kinds of careers related to health. The major provides the opportunity for students with an interest in the health professions to explore the many opportunities in the field and to develop the knowledge, values and interpersonal skills needed to be successful in today’s health and human service settings. The Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences will qualify students for entry into graduate programs in a specific health profession, entry-level employment in health care or health care-related positions and educational mobility for individuals who wish to advance their education. All required coursework is offered on the Vermillion campus, on site in Sioux Falls and Rapid City, and online through the Division of Continuing and Distance Education.