South Dakota State University requires at least 120 credits to complete a bachelor's degree. If students would like to graduate in less time than normal, they can choose the accelerated degree program.
South Dakota State University does accept transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, South Dakota State University has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.
Around 59% of students who started college at South Dakota State University finish the requirements for graduation within six years.
South Dakota State University offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
South Dakota State University has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.
Students do not need to fulfull a language requirement, but there is a math and science requirement. Students do not have to take a computer class.
When choosing a major, South Dakota State University students have several choices to make. Scroll down to see a full list of majors offered at South Dakota State University below.
Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major. Declaring a double major may mean taking more courses, but it can provide a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to a graduate program.
Students must choose one of the majors offered by the college. Self-designed majors are not allowed. South Dakota State University does not require students to complete a senior project.
South Dakota State University offers services for students with disabilities. Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.
South Dakota State University has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.
South Dakota State University offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.
South Dakota State University offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, and offers a Freshman Honors College. The Freshman Honors college provides a rich curriculum for highly-motivated first-year students.
South Dakota State University does not require an internship for all students, but does require an internship for students in some majors. Students can look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job.
The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.
Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every university. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.
South Dakota State University has an Army ROTC program and an Air Force ROTC program.
Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at South Dakota State University include: - an ARMY ROTC branch unit on campus - an Air Force branch unit on campus
A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time. A 3-2 dual degree program is a five-year program wherein the first three years are spend taking undergraduate courses and the final two years are spent taking graduate courses. Upon completion of the 5 years, the student will be awarded two degrees, a bachelor's degree and a master's degree.
South Dakota State University offers these dual degree programs: - 3-2 dual degree program in engineering in partnership with Civil Engineering, Engineering and Mechanical Engineering - Economics, athletic training, computer science, data science, human biology, mathematics, statistics, architecture
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