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 2015-2016 and are the sum of tuition, mandatory fees and, importantly, the special fees charged students studying in the respective disciplines. The 2015-2016 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.

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  2015-2016 Tuition and Fees by Year in College
  Fields of Study Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Advertising (median cost) 8,412 8,760 8,258 7,900
Ag Bio Engineering (median cost) 9,364 10,869 11,197 10,437
Ag Education, Communication, and Leadership (median cost) 9,108 8,538 9,441 7,441
Agricultural and Resource Economics (BS) 8,994 8,549 8,636 8,688
Agricultural Business (BS) 9,080 8,583 8,834 8,688
Agricultural Science (BS) 8,921 9,330 10,068 8,205
Agricultural Systems Technology (BS) 8,760 9,092 9,888 8,972
Agronomy (BS) 9,537 10,586 9,649 7,655
American Indian Studies 8,564 8,172 8,172 7,900
Animal Science (median cost) 9,813 9,641 9,498 7,996
Apparel Merchandising (BS) 7,627 7,747 9,534 7,900
Architectural Studies (BS) 8,777 13,839 20,868 17,463
Athletic Training (BS) 8,107 9,211 9,837 7,302
Aviation (median cost) 8,690 8,389 8,009 8,596
Biochemistry (BS) 10,574 9,204 9,644 6,665
Biology (median cost) 9,324 9,132 8,907 8,172
Biotechnology (BS) 8,892 9,284 9,724 8,147
Chemistry (BS) 10,022 9,709 10,077 5,960
Civil and Environmental Engineering (BS) 10,069 11,109 11,149 10,684
Computer Science (BS) 9,329 10,409 9,072 8,752
Construction Management (BS) 8,940 10,089 10,144 9,757
Consumer Affairs - Consumer Services Management (BS) 7,987 8,258 8,975 8,258
Consumer Affairs - Family Financial Management (BS) 7,987 8,258 9,247 7,986
Dairy Manufacturing (BS) 9,075 9,248 9,750 9,080
Dairy Manufacturing - Microbiology (BS) 9,394 9,050 9,552 9,834
Dairy Production (BS) 8,665 9,472 10,213 9,158
Nutrition and Food Science (median cost) 9,701 9,009 9,817 7,798
Early Childhood Education - Birth to 5 (BS) 8,020 8,444 7,900 8,444
Early Childhood Education - Birth to 8 (BS) 8,764 8,564 9,986 6,113
Ecology and Environmental Science (BS) 9,032 8,710 9,050 7,925
Economics (median cost) 9,204 8,713 8,645 8,057
Electrical Engineering (BS) 10,437 11,806 11,629 9,035
Electronics Engineering Technology (BS) 10,237 9,390 10,342 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 8,732 8,314 7,900
Nutrition and Food Science (median cost) 9,701 9,009 9,817 7,798
French (median cost) 9,001 8,172 9,398 6,538
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 7,960
Geography (BS) 8,724 8,172 8,412 7,960
German (median cost) 8,308 8,172 8,853 7,355
Global Studies (BA) 8,172 8,318 8,989 7,355
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) 8,672 9,417 9,164 7,715
Hospitality Management (BS) 8,696 9,061 8,774 8,241
Human Development and Family Studies (BS) 7,867 8,172 8,172 8,717
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) 8,372 8,412 8,717 7,627
Landscape Architecture (BS) 8,788 10,354 8,565 7,406
Mathematics (median cost) 8,923 9,164 8,888 8,007
Mechanical Engineering (BS) 9,964 10,995 11,109 9,949
Medical Laboratory Science (BS) 8,924 6,433 11,545 13,452
Microbiology (BS) 9,204 8,700 9,332 8,692
Microbiology and Biology - PreProfessional 9,477 9,132 8,635 9,877
Microbiology and Biotechnology (BS) 9,477 8,700 9,067 9,444
Music Education (BME) 9,077 9,634 10,439 6,930
Music Entrepreneurship (BA) 8,849 8,905 9,297 7,352
Music Studies (BA) 8,230 8,502 8,834 8,307
Nursing (BS) 9,084 9,121 8,172 7,550
Nutrition and Food Science (median cost) 9,701 9,009 9,817 7,798
Operations Management (median cost) 10,077 9,622 9,757 9,713
Pharmaceutical Sciences (BS) 9,124 10,420 16,859 17,011
Physical Education Teacher Ed (BS) 8,337 9,834 8,794 6,868
Physics (median cost) 9,372 9,378 10,321 7,819
Political Science (median cost) 8,444 8,172 8,172 7,900
Psychology (median cost) 8,552 8,408 8,853 7,355
Range Science (median cost) 8,909 9,006 9,512 7,596
Sociology (median cost) 8,532 8,412 8,172 8,172
Spanish (median cost) 8,436 7,355 8,989 7,355
Speech Communication (median cost) 8,331 8,467 8,467 7,491
Sport, Recreation and Park Mgmt (BS) 7,792 8,468 9,912 9,110
Studio Arts (median cost) 9,137 8,879 7,867 8,245
Theatre (BS) 8,637 8,417 8,639 8,170
Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences (BS) 8,732 8,460 9,001 8,105

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