Founded in 1883, the University of Sioux Falls, located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, is a Christian, Liberal Arts University affiliated with the American Baptist Churches, U.S.A. USF is an independent, not-for-profit institution. Dedicated faculty intentionally integrate faith and learning, helping students to discover their career calling and preparing them to serve God and humankind. With a 98% placement rate, our alumni live out USF’s Culture for Service motto in their professions, families, and communities. Our talented professors teach, advise and mentor students. With a 14:1 student-to-faculty ratio, intimate classroom settings facilitate the introduction of concepts, the interchange of ideas and the encouragement to apply them through experiential learning. For adult learners driven to fulfill their dreams, USF offers online and on-campus adult and graduate programs to help individuals finish their degrees or earn advanced degrees. BY THE NUMBERS: Placement Rate: 98% of USF graduates find employment in their chosen fields within six months of graduation. Student/Faculty Ratio: 14:1 Enrollment: 1,530 total students from 34 states and 11 countries Male-to-female Undergraduate Ratio: 59% female, 41% male Number of Clubs, Activities and Organizations: 100+ Denominations Represented: Lutheran, 18%; Baptist, 12%; Catholic, 10%; Methodist, 5%; Non-Denominational, 4%; Christian Reformed, 4%; Presbyterian, 2%; Wesleyan, 3%; Assemblies of God, 1%; Evangelical, 2%; and Other/Unknown, 37% Prime Location: Sioux Falls, population 166,700 and MSA population 232,879, is in the "Heart of America," and USF is in the "Heart of Sioux Falls."

MISSION STATEMENT

The University of Sioux Falls, a Christian University in the liberal arts tradition, educates students in the humanities, sciences, and professions. The traditional motto of the University is Culture for Service, that is, we seek to foster academic excellence and the development of mature Christian persons for service to God and humankind in the world. Through programs in the humanities, sciences, and professions, the University helps persons grow intellectually, discern truth and develop a Christian worldview. As a Christian institution, USF fosters in all members of its community the development of emotional maturity, physical well-being, interpersonal skills and values which reflect the character and teaching of Christ. USF is committed to the Lordship of Jesus Christ and to the integration of biblical faith and learning; it affirms that Christians are called to share their faith with others through lives of service. The University is affiliated with the American Baptist Churches, U.S.A., and welcomes students of any faith or denomination.

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In addition to meeting the liberal arts core requirements of the University, you must take 29 credits of Art courses and select a 12 credit concentration of Fine Arts, Gr ... [+]

In addition to meeting the liberal arts core requirements of the University, you must take 29 credits of Art courses and select a 12 credit concentration of Fine Arts, Graphic Design or Pre-art Therapy.

REQUIRED COURSES

Complete the following courses:

ART101 - Drawing I ART120 - Introduction to Design ART120CT - Introduction to Design **Designated Critical Thinking** ART150 - Introduction to Sculpture ART204 - Painting I ART209 - Art History: Prehistory-14th Century ART210 - Art History: 14th C. -Present ART300 - Communication Arts Colloquium ART310 - Art History: Twentieth Century ART460 - Senior Thesis FA220 - Service in the Arts MED204 - Electronic Media Fine Arts Concentration ... [-]
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USF's Business Administration major offers an outstanding curriculum of core classes and the ability to specialize in Management Information Systems or minor in one of th ... [+]

USF's Business Administration major offers an outstanding curriculum of core classes and the ability to specialize in Management Information Systems or minor in one of the following disciplines: Accounting, Economics, Entrepreneurial Studies, Finance, Leadership, Management or Marketing.

In addition to meeting the liberal arts core requirements of the University, you must complete the Business Administration core requirements as well as completing the requirements for either (1) a concentration in Management Information Systems; (2) a minor in Accounting, Economics, Entrepreneurial Studies, Finance, Leadership, Management or Marketing; or (3) a minor from another discipline.

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The Roger and Ruth Fredrikson School of Education equips educators with the knowledge, skills and dispositions requisite to achieve lifelong learning for all students. ... [+]

The Roger and Ruth Fredrikson School of Education equips educators with the knowledge, skills and dispositions requisite to achieve lifelong learning for all students. With an emphasis on servant-leadership and a collaborative environment, the Fredrikson School of Education prepares students for initial certification, P-12 educators in advanced programs and leaders in adult and higher education.

In addition, with its nationally-accredited educator preparation programs, the Fredrikson School of Education aligns itself with the Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium's core standards for teacher preparation, which include The Learner and Learning, Content Knowledge, Instructional Practice and Professional Responsibility.... [-]

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With the media pervasiveness that exists in our culture today, the opportunities available to you as a Media Studies major at the University of Sioux Falls are endless. ... [+]

With the media pervasiveness that exists in our culture today, the opportunities available to you as a Media Studies major at the University of Sioux Falls are endless. A primary goal of the Media Studies program is to encourage new ways of thinking about communication, technology, and democracy within the context of a Christian worldview. This major seeks to provide you with a broad awareness of media's place within a social structure which appears to be more concerned with consumptive patterns of behavior rather than democratic discourse.

In addition to meeting the liberal arts core requirements of the University, you must complete 40-43 semester hours of media studies courses. All students must take the core media studies courses consisting of 25 semester hours. In addition, each student must select one of five concentrations within the major consisting of 18 semester hours each. The concentrations are Multi-Media Production, Journalism, Media Marketing, Media Management and Media Research. The Media Research concentration is designed for those students who expect to continue their studies at the graduate level.... [-]

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With a foundation in core business classes, coupled with plentiful internship opportunities in Sioux Falls, a B.A. in Sports Management will prepare you to be more than a ... [+]

With a foundation in core business classes, coupled with plentiful internship opportunities in Sioux Falls, a B.A. in Sports Management will prepare you to be more than a sports fan.

Our unique approach to Sports Management will help you turn your love of sports into a career that you can maintain a passion for throughout your life. Whether your calling to the sports industry is athletic administration, marketing, coaching, recruiting, scouting or sports medicine, you can achieve your dream at USF.

In addition to meeting the liberal arts core requirements, you must complete the Sports Management core requirements as well as complete the requirements for either (1) a concentration in business; (2) a concentration in coaching; (3) a minor in Entrepreneurial Studies; (4) a concentration in media marketing; or (5) a concentration in sports medicine. All coursework in the Sports Management major, in the business concentration and in the Entrepreneurial Studies minor must be completed with a grade of C- or better.... [-]

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The Applied Mathematics major combines mathematics, computer science, and physical science to the position you well for careers that require abilities in mathematical ana ... [+]

The Applied Mathematics major combines mathematics, computer science and physical science to position you well for careers that require abilities in mathematical analysis and problem-solving, computer-aided mathematical modeling and simulation, and the physical sciences.

Recent years have ushered in an exciting wave of opportunities for the application of mathematics to other fields of research and industry. In addition to the traditional fields of engineering, which continue to enjoy strong demand and high salaries, new and renewed activity is occurring in other mathematical sciences, including bioinformatics, operations research, financial mathematics and computational science.

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In addition to meeting the liberal arts core requirements of the University, you must take at least 32 semester hours of study in biology, along with supporting courses i ... [+]

With a Biology degree from the University of Sioux Falls, you will be prepared for graduate study in biology; professional programs in medicine, dentistry and veterinary medicine; teaching; or other lab-based science careers immediately following graduation. Our faculty bring a wide range of experiences to the classroom and will expose you to different fields of biology. In addition, the biology major includes coursework from chemistry, physics, and mathematics, so you will be proficient in a variety of sciences.

In addition to meeting the liberal arts core requirements of the University, you must take at least 32 semester hours of study in biology, along with supporting courses in chemistry, physics, and mathematics.... [-]

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As a Criminal Justice major, you'll be prepared for many different careers in the law enforcement, security, and corrections fields. Our professors combine your classroom ... [+]

As a Criminal Justice major, you'll be prepared for many different careers in the law enforcement, security, and corrections fields. Our professors combine your classroom experiences with field experiences and practical learning to form a unique and competitive background for students majoring in Criminal Justice.

In addition to meeting the liberal arts core requirements of the University, students must complete a minimum of 39 semester hours in the Criminal Justice curriculum, including all courses in the core group and enough courses in the elective group to produce at least 39 credits in the major. A minimum course grade of "C-" is required for each course in the major.

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