A change in the mission for Bismarck State College.
"We're going to be a 'polytechnic' institution, with the spirit of a community college," BSC president Dr. Larry Skogen said in an interview. "We will have 'Bachelor of Applied Science' degrees, which are degrees in technical fields."
Skogen said over the last few years, BSC has been adding some “Bachelor of Applied Science” degrees. He said he approached Higher Education Chancellor Mark Hagerott about it.
"The BAS degree isn't an exception to the mission -- it's part of it," Skogen said.