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South Dakota State University Majors

Graduation Statistics

53%

graduate within six years
  • 55% within eight years
  • 21% within four years
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2,134 Graduates
South Dakota State University offers bachelors through doctoral degrees.
Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctoral

Faculty Overview

1,198 Faculty
Full Time
  • 489 Instructional
  • 92 Research
  • 31 Public Service
Part Time
  • 466 Instructional
  • 90 Research
  • 30 Public Service

Study Options

Distance Learning

Can't make it to the campus? This college has remote classroom options.

Study Abroad Opportunities

This college has programs to study and gain cultural experiences in countries around the world.

Teacher Certification Offered

This college offers teacher certification.

ROTC - Army

Get leadership training and money for tuition.

ROTC - Air Force

Develop valuable leadership skills and earn scholarships that cover tuition, books and extra expenses.

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  • SDSU has a great environment set up for learning and getting to that boring part of college we all dread...studying. The fact that most of the people in my dorm…

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Programs & Majors

AGRICULTURE, AGRICULTURE OPERATIONS, AND RELATED SCIENCES Associate Bachelor Master Doctorate
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations - 42 - -
Agricultural Communication/Journalism - 1 - -
Agricultural Economics - 5 - -
Agricultural Mechanization, General - 15 - -
Agriculture, General 12 17 - -
Agronomy and Crop Science - 43 - 4
Animal Sciences, General - 68 3 1
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General - 7 - -
Dairy Science - 13 - -
Landscaping and Groundskeeping - 16 - -
Plant Sciences, General - - 4 -
Range Science and Management - 3 - -
ARCHITECTURE AND RELATED SERVICES Associate Bachelor Master Doctorate
Architecture - - - -
BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES Associate Bachelor Master Doctorate
Biochemistry - 5 - -
Biology/Biological Sciences, General - 77 21 7
Biotechnology - 4 - -
Microbiology, General - 17 - -
BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES Associate Bachelor Master Doctorate
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies - 12 - -
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management - 13 - -
Operations Management and Supervision - - - -
COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS Associate Bachelor Master Doctorate
Advertising - 16 - -
Journalism - 46 - -
Journalism, Other - - 17 -
Speech Communication and Rhetoric - 3 - -
COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES Associate Bachelor Master Doctorate
Computer and Information Sciences, General - 13 8 -
EDUCATION Associate Bachelor Master Doctorate
Agricultural Teacher Education - 5 - -
Art Teacher Education - - - -
Curriculum and Instruction - - 6 -
Early Childhood Education and Teaching - 33 - -
Educational Leadership and Administration, General - - 21 -
Health Teacher Education - - - -
Music Teacher Education - 16 - -
Technical Teacher Education - 2 - -
ENGINEERING Associate Bachelor Master Doctorate
Agricultural Engineering - 3 3 -
Civil Engineering, General - 38 17 -
Computer Software Engineering - 8 - -
Electrical and Electronics Engineering - 27 12 4
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics - - - -
Engineering, General - - 3 -
Mechanical Engineering - 44 12 -
ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES AND ENGINEERING-RELATED FIELDS Associate Bachelor Master Doctorate
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician - 44 - -
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician - 19 - -
Engineering/Industrial Management - 13 4 -
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician - 28 - -
ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS Associate Bachelor Master Doctorate
English Language and Literature, General - 22 5 -
Rhetoric and Composition - 13 - -
FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES/HUMAN SCIENCES Associate Bachelor Master Doctorate
Apparel and Textile Marketing Management - 7 - -
Consumer Economics - 61 - -
Family Resource Management Studies, General - 8 10 -
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General - 21 - -
Human Development and Family Studies, General - 35 - -
Human Nutrition - - 6 1
FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS Associate Bachelor Master Doctorate
French Language and Literature - 1 - -
German Language and Literature - 3 - -
Spanish Language and Literature - 21 - -
HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS Associate Bachelor Master Doctorate
Athletic Training/Trainer - 12 4 -
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist - 10 - -
Dietetics/Dietitian - - 2 -
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing - - - -
Nursing Science - - - 3
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design - 72 - 1
Pharmacy - - - 69
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse - 338 48 -
HISTORY Associate Bachelor Master Doctorate
History, General - 45 - -
LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES Associate Bachelor Master Doctorate
General Studies 14 13 - -
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies - 26 - -
MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS Associate Bachelor Master Doctorate
Computational Mathematics - - - 4
Mathematics, General - 20 2 -
Statistics, General - - 2 -
MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES Associate Bachelor Master Doctorate
International/Global Studies - 15 - -
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other - 1 - -
NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION Associate Bachelor Master Doctorate
Environmental Science - - - 3
Environmental Studies - 1 - -
Natural Resources Management and Policy - 8 - -
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management - 45 12 4
PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES Associate Bachelor Master Doctorate
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General - 26 22 -
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other - 30 - -
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General - 14 - -
PHYSICAL SCIENCES Associate Bachelor Master Doctorate
Chemistry, General - 7 2 4
Physics, General - 3 - -
PSYCHOLOGY Associate Bachelor Master Doctorate
Counseling Psychology - - 50 -
Psychology, General - 60 - -
SOCIAL SCIENCES Associate Bachelor Master Doctorate
Economics, General - 69 8 -
Geography - 18 5 -
Geography, Other - 10 - -
Political Science and Government, General - 26 - -
Sociology - 43 7 2
TRANSPORTATION AND MATERIALS MOVING Associate Bachelor Master Doctorate
Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General - 3 - -
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations - 4 - -
Flight Instructor - 6 - -
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS Associate Bachelor Master Doctorate
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General - 2 - -
Graphic Design - 23 - -
Interior Design - 11 - -
Music Management - 4 - -
Music, General - 5 - -
Visual and Performing Arts, General - 16 - -