Sep 18, 2021  
NSU Catalog 2020-2021 
NSU Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Banking and Financial Services (BS)

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In addition to being offered on Northern State University's main campus (Aberdeen, SD), this major is also available online.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Analyze financial data and banking regulations in order to assess risks to a bank. (Cross-curricular Skill: Inquiry and Analysis)
  • Apply the appropriate banking regulations, policies and procedures to internal banking operating procedures. (Cross-curricular Skill: Information Literacy)
  • Identify and analyze data in order to create required regulatory reports and to effectively and efficiently apply bank resources. (Cross-curricular Skill: Problem Solving)
  • Develop knowledge and skills to identify the credit, deposit and financial needs and promote the quality of life in the community served by the bank. (Cross-curricular Skill: Civic Knowledge and Engagement)
  • Apply ethical principles and an ethical culture to banking activities. (Cross-curricular Skill: Ethical Reasoning)

Exit Requirements for Business Majors

In addition to Northern State University graduation requirements, baccalaureate business majors must:

  • Complete a minimum of 30 semester hours of course work in the School of Business at Northern State University. Acceptance of course work completed at other colleges and universities will be evaluated by the Dean.
  • Take School of Business exit exam

Program Requirements

Students majoring in banking and financial services must also complete business core courses and meet School of Business exit requirements.

Total: 24 credits


*Students with banking experience may apply for credit by validation.

Recommendation for General Education Goal #5 (MATH 114):

It is recommended that MATH 114  or higher be taken to fulfill GE Goal #5.

General Education Requirements

Baccalaureate degrees - 30 credits

Associate degrees - 24 credits

Goal #1: Written Communication (6 credits Baccalaureate/Associate)

Student enrollment in the initial English course is determined by the Board of Regents placement policy (2:7.6).

Goal #2: Oral Communcation (3 credits Baccalaureate/Associate)

Goal #4: Arts and Humanities (6 credits Baccalaureate/3 credits Associate)

Goal #5: Mathematics (3 credits Baccalaureate/Associate)

Student enrollment in the initial Mathematics course is determined by the Board of Regents placement policy (AAC Guidelines 7.6).

Goal #6: Natural Sciences (6 credits Baccalaureate/3 Credits Associate)

Associate Degree Flexibility (3 credits)

Students have the flexibility to select an additional three credits from Goal #3, #4, or #6 with courses selected from different disciplinary prefixes.

Degree Requirements (BS) - 9 credits

Human Values (3 credits)

Additional Course (3 credits)


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