NORTHERN STATE UNIVERSITY
The policy of Northern State University is to provide equalopportunity for employment, admissions and services toall individuals. This shall include, but is not limited to, thefollowing practices:• The recruiting, hiring, training and promoting of all
persons in all job classications, except where any of theabove are limited by a bonade occupational qualication.• All personnel actions such as compensation, benets,
transfer, layoffs, returns from layoff, university-sponsoredtraining, education, tuition assistance, and social andrecreation programs.• All aspects of student management, including but notlimited to recruiting, admissions, scholarships and awards,employment placement, academic decisions and all studentservices.If you feel you have been treated unfairly or unjustly because
of any of the above items, you should contact the Afrmative Action Ofce on campus.
Northern State University recognizes its responsibility for creating an institutional climate in which students withdisabilities can thrive. If you have any time of disability for which you require accommodations, please contact the NSU
Ofce of Disability Services (ODS) as soon as possible todiscuss your particular needs. The mission of the Ofce of Disability Services is to provide equal access to university programs, as mandated by the American with Disabilities Act(ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Any
student requesting accommodations must submit adequatedocumentation of disability before accommodations can be
provided. Contact information for the ODS: phone – (605)626-2371; location – Student Center 217; FAX – (605) 626-3399
Information between the covers of this catalog willacquaint you with the history and objectives ofNorthern State University; admission informationand academic standards; student life and services;and the academic offering.This catalog is not a contract and is published forpurposes of information only. Rules, regulations,procedures, courses, programs and costs arecurrent only on the date of publication and aresubject to change as needs and reason maydictate.
WELCOME TO NSUCatalog Requirements-Student Responsibility
Each student is responsible for knowing and meetinggraduation requirements stated in the catalog current at thetime of his or her initial enrollment as a freshman. Transfer students must complete degree requirements in effect in thecatalog at the time of their initial enrollment at Northern State
University. Re-admitted students are required to meet degree
requirements of the catalog in effect at the time of their initialenrollment unless they have interrupted their enrollementfor at least one calendar year. In this event the catalog ineffect at the time of re-admission is used to determine degreerequirements.
The catalog is the only ofcial statement of requirements for
each degree. Students are solely responsible for meeting thoserequirements.No course may be substituted to meet degree requirements
except with the approval of the Registrar. To avoid any
possible delay in graduation, students should obtain writtenpermission prior to scheduling a course which they believemay be substituted for a required course.