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SUBJECT: 400s: Academic affairs EFFECTIVE: November 4, 2009
Section: 409 Diplomas and Certificates

  1. Definitions
    Certificate of Completion. A certificate awarded for the completion of:
    1. a non-credit course of study, or
    2. an undergraduate course of study of less than 16 credit hours, or
    3. a graduate course of study of less than 8 credit hours.


    Program Certificate. A program certificate is a course of study requiring little general education coursework, and at least 16 credit hours at the undergraduate level or 8 credit hours at the graduate level. A certificate program can be completed in one year of study or less.

    Program Diploma. A program diploma represents completion of a prescribed program of two years or less in a vocational-technical field with some general education course work.

    Major Program. A primary undergraduate field of specialized study requiring at least 32 credit hours related to an academic area.

    Minor Program. A secondary undergraduate field of specialized study requiring at least 16 credit hours of study in an academic area other than the major.
  2. Board-authorized certificates and degrees, by institution:

    Bismarck State College
    Certificate programs, Diploma programs, A.A., A.A.S., A.S., B.A.S.

    Dakota College at Bottineau
    Certificate programs, Diploma programs, A.A., A.A.S., A.S.

    Dickinson State University
    Certificate programs, A.A., A.A.S., A.S., B.A., B.A.S., B.S., B.S.Ed., B.S.N., B.U.S.

    Lake Region State College
    Certificate programs, Diploma programs, A.A., A.A.S., A.S.

    Mayville State University
    Certificate programs, A.A., B.A., B.A.S., B.G.S., B.S., B.S.Ed., B.U.S.

    Minot State University
    Certificate programs, A.S., B.A., B.A.S., B.F.A., B.G.S., B.S., B.S.Ed., B.S.N., B.S.W., Ed.S., M.A.T., M.Ed., M.M.E., M.S.

    North Dakota State College of Science
    Certificate programs, Diploma programs, A.A., A.A.S., A.S., A.S.N.

    North Dakota State University
    Certificate programs, B.A., B.Acc., B.Arch., B.F.A., B.L.A., B.Mus., B.S. in Pharm., B.S., B.S.A.B.En., B.S.C.E., B.S.Chem., B.S.Con.E., B.S.E.E., B.S.I.E.Mgt., B.S.M.E., B.S.Mfg.E., B.S.N., B.U.S., D.M.A., D.N.P., Ed.D., Ed.S., M.A., M.Arch., M.B.A., M.Ed., M.M., M.M.L., M.S., Ph.D., Pharm.D.

    University of North Dakota
    Certificate programs, B.A., B.Acc., B.B.A., B.F.A., B.G.S., B.M., B.S., B.S.A., B.S.A.P., B.S.A.T., B.S.At.Sc., B.S.C.E., B.S.Ch.E., B.S.Chem., B.S.CJS, B.S.CLS., B.S.CN., B.S. C.Sci., B.S.Cyto., B.S.D., B.S.E.E., B.S.Ed., B.S.E.G., B.S.EGT., B.S.FWB., B.S.G.E., B.S.Geol., B.S.I.T., B.S.M.E., B.S.N., B.S.OSEH., B.S.P.A., B.S.P.E., B.S.PEXS, B.S.R.H.S., B.S.RLS., B.S.S.W., D.A., D.P.T., Ed.D., J.D., M.A., M.B.A., M.D., M.Ed., M.Engr., M.E.M., M.F.A., M.M., M.O.T., M.P.A., M.P.A.S., M.P.T., M.S., M.S.A., M.S.A.E., M.S.GeoE, M.S.S.S., M.S.T.E., M.S.W., Ph.D., Spec.Dip.

    Valley City State University
    Certificate programs, A.A., B.A., B.S., B.S.Ed., B.U.S., M.Ed.

    Williston State College
    Certificate programs, Diploma programs, A.A., A.A.S., A.S.

Reference: SBHE Policy - 409  

History:
Chancellor's Cabinet Meeting, June 2001
Chancellor's Cabinet Meeting, March 22, 2006
SBHE Approved BSC's bachelor of applied science (BAS) Nov. 9, 2006
Chancellor's Cabinet Meeting, September 2, 2009
Chancellor's Cabinet Meeting, November 4, 2009
Bismarck State CollegeDakota College at BottineauDickinson State UniversityLake Region State CollegeMayville State UniversityMinot State UniversityNorth Dakota State College of ScienceNorth Dakota State UniversityUniversity of North DakotaValley City State UniversityWilliston State College
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