In South Dakota, no person can knowingly use a false academic degree or falsely claim to have a valid academic degree for the following purposes:
(1) To obtain employment;
(2) To obtain a promotion or higher compensation in employment;
(3) To obtain admission to postsecondary education; or
(4) In connection with any business, trade, profession, or occupation.
A violation of this section is a Class 1 misdemeanor and provides cause for the revocation of any license obtained in connection with the false degree.