PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - The South Dakota Board of Regents has authorized Dakota State University to offer two accounting degrees through the Internet.

Beginning this fall, the university in Madison will offer its bachelor of business administration degree in accounting and its bachelor's degree in professional accountancy online.

The regents also approved a plan for Black Hills State University in Spearfish to offer a certificate program in construction technology. The small set of courses will equip construction workers with new skills.

Black Hills State also will start a new minor degree in arts management to prepare students to engage in the business side of the arts.

The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in Rapid City will offer new minors in chemistry and applied biological science.

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