SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Board of Regents has given initial approval for Black Hills State University and the University of South Dakota to explore new baccalaureate degrees.

Black Hills State in Spearfish is looking to offer bachelor of fine arts degrees in photography, graphic design and studio art.

USD in Vermillion is considering bachelor of business administration degrees in innovation and entrepreneurship and in operational analytics.

Both universities will return to the Board of Regents later for official approval of these degrees once they complete further planning for the new programs.

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