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Undergraduate Majors

For more information on specific requirements by major take a look at our Program Advising Guides.

And, check out this complete list of tuition and fees for specific details about the estimated price of each major.

Undergraduate degrees are offered in more than 70 majors. Explore endless possibilities for your future career through the listing of majors below. Consult program advising guides to understand specific course requirements for any degree. Price estimates by major are also provided.

Undecided on a Major?

Are you waiting for your major to present itself to you? If you are, you are not alone. Many students who enter South Dakota State University do so without declaring a major. To assist you in deciding on a major, you will participate in the Exploratory Studies program.

Majors

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Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
Agricultural and Resource Economics
Agricultural Business
Agricultural Education, Communication and Leadership
Agricultural Science
Agricultural Systems Technology
Agronomy
American Indian Studies
Animal Science
Apparel Merchandising
Architecture
Aviation

Biochemistry
Biology
Biotechnology

Chemistry

Chemistry Education
Civil Engineering
Community and Regional Planning
Computer Science
Construction Management
Consumer Affairs

Dairy Manufacturing
Dairy Production

Early Childhood Education
Early Education and Care
Ecology and Environmental Science
Economics
Electrical Engineering
Electronics Engineering Technology
English
Entrepreneurial Studies
Exercise Science

Family and Consumer Sciences Education
Food Science
French Studies

General Studies
Geographic Information Sciences
Geography
German
Global Studies
Graphic Design

Health Education
History
Horticulture
Hospitality Management
Human Biology
Human Development and Family Studies

Interdisciplinary Studies
Interior Design

Journalism

Landscape Architecture

Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Laboratory Science
Microbiology
Music
Music Education

Natural Resource Law Enforcement
Nursing
Nutrition and Dietetics

Operations Management

Pharmacy
Physical Education Teacher Education
Physics
Political Science
Precision Agriculture
Psychology
Public Relations

Rangeland Ecology and Management

Sociology
Spanish
Speech Communication
Sport, Recreation and Park Management
Studio Art

Theatre

Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences

Pre-Professional Programs

South Dakota State University offers pre-professional programs designed to prepare students to apply to professional schools. While a pre-professional program is not a substitute for a major, it does provide strong advising assistance so that required coursework is completed, and you are well positioned for entry into a professional degree. 

Pre-Athletic Training
Pre-Chiropractic
Pre-Dental
Pre-Law
Pre-Medicine
Pre-Ministerial
Pre-Mortuary
Pre-Occupational Therapy
Pre-Optometry
Pre-Physical Therapy
Pre-Physician Assistant
Pre-Veterinary Medicine