Accountants are able to be involved in all aspects of a business
or organization, from cost analysis to budgeting to managing information
systems. You will experience a practical educational program that
emphasizes leadership, innovation and ethics in business. You might
take: Money and Banking; Cost Accounting.
Behavioral Sciences -
In this interdisciplinary program, you’ll gain a solid foundation
in psychology and sociology. You’ll be prepared for careers
in leadership and service that involve understanding and working
with individuals and groups. You might take: Child Welfare; Social
This is not an old-fashioned business degree. At DWU, your business
major could be coupled with entrepreneurship, leadership and public
service, forensic accounting, wildlife management, or legal studies.
Add that to an emphasis in information management, finance or marketing,
and you’ll have a distinct edge among your peers. We’ll
help you find an internship as you determine your direction, offer
you leadership experiences on campus and off, and encourage you
to follow your strengths. Recently, a group of students traveled
to China to explore business in the world’s fastest-growing
economy. You might take: Organizational Behavior; Marketing.
Corporate and Homeland
Security Management - Catalog
One of the newest majors on campus, Corporate and Homeland Security
Management focuses on the domestic and international security issues
of corporations and government. Choose to concentrate in either
homeland security or corporate security, and take courses like American
Foreign Policy, World Religions, and Fraud Examination. The goal
is to prepare you for a world of vastly changing security issues
— and to equip you to navigate through them. You might also
take: Criminal Procedures; Organizational Behavior.
From investigation to court services to corrections, DWU’s
innovative program in criminal justice will prepare you not only
for a job, but for an exciting career pursuing justice and public
service. You might take: Criminal Investigation; Trial and Evidence.
Education - Elementary
and Secondary - Catalog
The DWU elementary education program has a long-standing reputation
for excellent hands-on learning. The on-campus elementary school
houses our education department, which gives you unparalleled access
to real students, real teachers and real classrooms. Your observation
hours begin when you enter the education program, and by the time
you student teach, you’ll be confident in your practiced skills
and well-prepared to engage the young scholars in your classroom.
DWU offers a variety of secondary certificates, as well as early
childhood and middle school certification, and coaching endorsements.
You might take: Children’s Literature; Human Relations/Multiculturalism.
Language Arts – English Education
Financial and Enterprise
Crime - Catalog
Forensic Science and Investigation
DWU’s human services program complements criminal justice,
public service and leadership, psychology, and many other “people-centered”
majors. It is an applied social and behavioral sciences program
that promotes leadership and service to others. This interdisciplinary
program fosters an understanding of the causes and consequences
of individual and social problems, and prepares you for careers
in the helping professions. You can also take the required classes
to meet South Dakota board certification in alcohol and drug abuse
studies. Internships along the way give you opportunities to try
out the human services field, and many internships result in job
offers. You might take: Alcohol Use and Abuse; Victimology; Group
Leadership and Public
Service - Catalog
Based out of the McGovern Center for Leadership and Public Service,
this interdisciplinary program gives you access to today’s
movers and shakers via speakers, authors and movie producers. You’ll
talk about policy makers, and then you’ll talk with them.
You’ll find out what it takes to manage a nonprofit organization
and work to make your efforts help those most in need. Interested
in a career in law, government, nonprofit management or politics?
This is the place to start. You might take: Policy Communications;
Ethics and Public Policy.
Psychology majors at DWU prepare for graduate school or careers
in areas including sales, management, social work, personnel and
training, and retail. Explore internships as you find your niche
in the world of people and their surroundings. You might take: Psychology
of Personality; Experimental Psychology.
You understand that teachers must embrace diversity among learners.
You want to help students be the best they can be. At DWU, you’ll
learn the skills to successfully assess needs, plan programs and
monitor progress of students with exceptionalities. You might take:
Developing and Adapting Curriculum for Individuals with Exceptionalities;
Administering Tests and Assessing Behavior of Individuals with Exceptionalities.
Your career as an athlete won’t last forever, but your career
in athletics can. Choose an emphasis in marketing and promotions,
facility and personnel management, or club and fitness management.
With a business core built into the major, and experiential learning
a key component of your classes, you’ll be prepared to be
a valuable player in any sports organization. The DWU sports management
program has placed interns and graduates with the NHL’s Florida
Panthers, the Puerto Rican Olympic Committee, the San Antonio Spurs
and minor league sports organizations, including the Sioux Falls
Canaries, Sioux Falls Storm, and the Rapid City indoor football
team. You might take: Sports Finance; Sport and the Law.