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Flexible learning at BHSU-RC helps night-shift police officer earn bachelor’s degree

Author: BHSU Communications/Thursday, December 26, 2019/Categories: Students, Students in the News, Academic Affairs, Campus Currents, College of Education and Behavioral Sciences, Community, Veterans Affairs, 2019

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Black Hills State University-Rapid City is a home base for Cameron Moser-Asbjeld, a new officer with the Rapid City Police Department, as he earns his bachelor’s degree after completing his associate’s at Western Dakota Tech. The spring semester begins at BHSU-Rapid City Jan. 13. Apply now at www.BHSU.edu/admissions
Cameron Moser-Asbjeld was hired in July by the Rapid City Police Department as an officer. Currently on the night shift, Cameron is taking an online class through Black Hills State University-Rapid City to earn his bachelor’s degree.

“I chose the human services major at BHSU-Rapid City because it was applicable with my law enforcement degree from Western Dakota Tech,” says Cameron. “I only have a couple extra years to get my bachelor’s degree.”

Thirteen different programs at WDT transfer directly into the bachelor’s of human services degree at BHSU including criminal justice, surgical technology, registered nursing, business and technology, and allied health. A new agreement between the two schools maximizes the credit transfer to BHSU.

For Cameron, a bachelor’s degree means more job option and promotions will be available to him. He also serves in the South Dakota Army National Guard’s 842nd Engineer Company as a mechanic.

With BHSU-Rapid City as his home base for education, Cameron is able to work with advisors and staff close to home to pursue his degree on his own terms.

Taking one class at a time is the best fit for Cameron as he continues through the training phase of his new position as an officer.

“Working nights and dealing with different calls for service is not always easy, but I enjoy the freedom I have to impact the community through service and events to show we care,” says Cameron.

The spring semester begins January 13 at BHSU-Rapid City. Apply now at www.BHSU.edu/admissions or visit www.BHSU.edu/RC to learn more. Contact BHSU-RCInfo@BHSU.edu or call 605-718-4373 any questions.

About BHSU-Rapid City
Located at 4300 Cheyenne Blvd. off I-90, BHSU-Rapid City is a flexible, accessible, and affordable location to earn your degree. Five associate, nine bachelor’s, and the master’s in business administration (MBA) can be completed entirely onsite at BHSU-Rapid City. Degree programs offered at BHSU-Rapid City include applied health sciences, business administration, human services, elementary education, psychology, and mass communication. BHSU-Rapid City offers classes at a variety of times and meeting schedules to conveniently fit your needs.
 
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