Tuition & Fees by Major

This table provides an estimate of the total tuition and fees for each field of study at the university. The amounts listed for each year in college are for 2016-2017 and are the sum of tuition, mandatory fees and, importantly, the special fees charged students studying in the respective disciplines. The 2016-2017 tuition and fees will change in future years based upon tuition and fee increases approved by the Board of Regents.

Additional details on the special or discipline fees for a field of study, as well as a program guide sheet which outlines the field's curriculum, can be found by clicking on a field of study.

Room and board, price of books, and other living and incidental expenses to attend the university are in addition to the tuition and fees presented in the table. Information about on-campus residential housing and meal plans is available in the Residential Life Housing Booklet.

You can connect with an admissions counselor by calling 605.688.4121 or emailing the Admissions Office.

Use the drop-down menu to view a single field of study, or compare several by selecting them and clicking the Compare Selected button.

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  2015-2016 Tuition and Fees by Year in College
  Fields of Study Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Advertising (median cost) 8,555 8,318 8,258 8,717
Ag and Bio Engineering (BS) 9,364 10,869 11,197 10,437
Ag Education, Communication, and Leadership (median cost) 8,775 8,538 9,033 7,986
Agricultural and Resource Economics (BS) 8,994 8,906 8,636 8,688
Agricultural Business (BS) 9,080 8,583 8,774 8,688
Agricultural Science (BS) 8,921 9,375 9,663 8,834
Agricultural Systems Technology (BS) 8,760 9,556 9,378 8,972
Agronomy (BS) 8,872 9,297 10,234 8,240
American Indian Studies 8,564 8,292 8,172 7,900
Animal Science (median cost) 9,876 9,820 9,326 7,963
Apparel Merchandising (BS) 7,627 7,747 9,534 7,900
Architecture (BFA) 8,777 14,544 17,587 19,603
Aviation (median cost) 16,400 22,755 13,244 7,398
Biochemistry (BS) 9,444 9,170 9,452 8,147
Biology (median cost) 8,856 9,494 9,567 7,827
Biotechnology (BS) 8,892 9,284 9,724 8,147
Chemistry (BS) 10,022 8,772 9,260 6,778
Civil Engineering (BS) 10,069 11,109 11,149 10,684
Community and Regional Planning (BS) 8,810 10,181 8,925 8,927
Computer Science (BS) 9,329 10,409 9,072 8,752
Construction Management (BS) 8,940 10,089 10,144 10,110
Consumer Affairs - Consumer Services Management (BS) 7,987 8,258 9,519 7,627
Consumer Affairs - Family Financial Management (BS) 7,987 8,258 9,519 8,258
Dairy Manufacturing (BS) 9,507 9,255 10,268 8,511
Dairy Manufacturing - Microbiology (BS) 9,394 9,050 10,602 8,783
Dairy Production (BS) 9,214 9,489 9,709 9,344
Early Childhood Education - Birth to 8 (BS) 8,492 7,987 8,564 8,444
Early Childhood Education - Cooperative Program with DSU or NSU (BS) 8,265 8,564 8,777 7,575
Ecology and Environmental Science (BS) 9,032 8,710 8,778 7,320
Economics (median cost) 9,204 8,756 8,645 8,057
Electrical Engineering (BS) 10,437 11,806 11,629 9,035
Electronics Engineering Technology (BS) 9,884 10,095 9,990 9,361
English (median cost) 8,292 8,604 8,604 7,355
Entrepreneurial Studies (BS) 9,080 8,722 8,808 8,415
Exercise Science (BS) 8,764 9,023 9,502 7,105
Family and Consumer Sciences Education (BS) 8,524 8,460 8,314 8,172
Food Science (BS) 9,167 9,501 9,423 9,638
French (median cost) 9,157 8,172 9,398 6,129
General Studies (AA) 8,172 8,532 0 0
General Studies (B.GS) 8,452 8,292 8,172 8,172
Geographic Information Sciences (BS) 8,784 8,232 8,172 7,415
Geography (BS) 8,724 8,172 8,412 7,142
German (median cost) 8,308 8,172 8,853 7,355
Global Studies (BA) 8,172 8,318 8,989 7,627
Graphic Design (BFA) 8,547 8,412 8,217 8,307
Health Education (BS) 8,340 9,062 8,704 8,045
History (median cost) 8,432 8,584 8,853 7,219
Horticulture (BS) 8,732 10,162 8,480 7,855
Hospitality Management (BS) 8,696 9,061 8,774 8,241
Human Development and Family Studies (AS) 8,020 8,564 0 0
Human Development and Family Studies (BS) 7,867 8,292 8,020 8,989
Interdisciplinary Studies (BS) 8,564 8,604 8,172 7,627
Interior Design (BFA) 8,814 11,281 9,088 6,818
Journalism (median cost) 8,612 8,352 8,717 7,627
Landscape Architecture (BLA) 8,788 9,517 8,565 7,406
Manufacturing Technology Major (AS) 9,092 9,990 0 0
Mathematics (median cost) 9,003 9,168 9,064 7,967
Mechanical Engineering (BS) 9,964 10,995 11,109 11,149
Medical Laboratory Science (BS) 8,924 6,433 11,545 15,139
Microbiology (BS) 9,204 8,700 9,452 8,692
Music Education (BME) 9,077 9,634 10,151 6,930
Music Entrepreneurship (BA) 8,849 8,905 9,297 7,352
Music Studies (BA) 8,230 8,457 8,834 8,307
Natural Resource Law Enforcement (BS) 9,104 8,824 8,922 7,655
Nursing (BS) 9,084 9,121 8,444 7,278
Nutrition and Dietetics (BS) 9,701 9,093 10,118 7,798
Operations Management (median cost) 9,837 9,798 9,378 9,036
Pharmaceutical Sciences (BS) 9,124 10,420 17,424 17,338
Physical Education Teacher Ed (BS) 8,337 9,834 8,250 7,442
Physics (median cost) 9,528 9,378 10,497 7,522
Political Science (median cost) 8,232 8,288 8,172 7,900
Psychology (median cost) 8,708 8,322 9,125 7,082
Public Relations (BS) 8,572 8,378 8,989 7,355
Range Science - Ecology and Mgmt (BS) 8,613 8,758 9,279 7,925
Sociology (median cost) 8,884 8,564 7,986 7,900
Spanish (median cost) 8,007 7,627 10,079 7,355
Speech Communication (median cost) 8,195 8,467 8,603 7,491
Sport, Recreation and Park Mgmt (BS) 7,792 8,468 9,912 7,748
Studio Arts (median cost) 9,137 8,879 7,867 8,245
Theatre (BS) 8,440 9,154 8,654 7,475
Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences (BS) 8,732 8,772 9,244 8,377

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