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Undergraduate Majors

Undergraduate degrees are offered in more than 70 majors.  Explore endless possibilities for your future career through the listing of majors below, or our explore majors and careers page.  Consult academic advising guide sheets to understand specific course requirements for any degree.  Price estimates by major are also available.

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

Advertising (B.A./B.S.)

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (B.S.)

Agricultural and Resource Economics (B.S.)

Agricultural Business (B.S.)

Agricultural Education, Communication and Leadership (B.S.) - Agricultural Education Specialization

Agricultural Education, Communication and Leadership (B.S.) - Communication Specialization

Agricultural Education, Communication and Leadership (B.S.) - Leadership Specialization

Agricultural Science (A.S.)

Agricultural Science (B.S.)

Agricultural Systems Technology (B.S.)

Agronomy (B.S.)

American Indian Studies (B.A.)

Animal Science (B.S.) - Industry Specialization

Animal Science (B.S.) - Science Specialization

Architecture (B.F.A.)

Aviation (B.S.) - Aviation Education Specialization

Aviation (B.S.) - Aviation Maintenance Management Specialization

Biochemistry (B.S.)

Biology (B.S.)

Biology (B.S.) - Secondary Education Specialization

Biotechnology (B.S.)

Business Economics (B.A./B.S.)

Chemistry (B.S.)

Chemistry Education (B.S.)

Civil Engineering (B.S.)

Communication Studies (B.A./B.S.)

Communication Studies (B.A./B.S.) - Speech Education Specialization

Community and Public Health (B.S.)

Community and Regional Planning (B.S.)

Computer Science (B.S.)

Conservation Planning and Park Management (B.S.)

Conservation Planning and Park Management (B.S.) - Park Administration and Management Specialization

Construction Management (B.S.)

Construction Technology (A.S.)

Consumer Affairs (B.S.) - Consumer Services Management Specialization

Consumer Affairs (B.S.) - Family Financial Management Specialization

Dairy Manufacturing (B.S.)

Dairy Manufacturing (B.S.) - Microbiology Specialization

Dairy Production (B.S.)

Data Science (A.S.)

Data Science (B.S.)

Early Childhood Education (B.S.) - Birth to 8 Specialization

Early Childhood Education (B.S.) - Cooperative Elementary Education Program with DSU

Early Education and Care (B.S.)

Ecology and Environmental Science (B.S.)

Economics (B.A./B.S.)

Electrical Engineering (B.S.)

Electronics Engineering Technology (B.S.)

English (B.A.)

English (B.A.) - English Education Specialization

English (B.A.) - Writing Specialization

Entrepreneurial Studies (B.A./B.S.)

Exercise Science (B.S.)

Family and Consumer Sciences Education (B.S.)

Fashion Studies and Retail Merchandising (B.S.)

Food Science (B.S.)

French Studies (B.A.)

French Studies (B.A.) - Teaching Specialization

General Studies (A.A.)

General Studies (B.G.S.)

Geographic Information Sciences (B.S.)

Geography (B.S.)

German (B.A.)

German (B.A.) - Teaching Specialization

Global Studies (B.A.)

Graphic Design (B.F.A.)

History (B.A./B.S.)

History (B.A./B.S.) - Teaching Specialization

Horticulture (B.S.)

Hospitality Management (B.S.)

Human Biology (B.S.)

Human Development and Family Services (A.S.)

Human Development and Family Studies (B.S.)

Interdisciplinary Studies (B.A./B.S.)

Interior Design (B.F.A.)

Journalism (B.A./B.S.)

Landscape Architecture (B.L.A.)

Leadership and Management of Nonprofit Organizations (B.S.)

Manufacturing Technology (A.S.)

Mathematics (B.S.)

Mathematics (B.S.) - Data Science Specialization

Mathematics (B.S.) - Teaching Specialization

Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)

Medical Laboratory Science (B.S.)

Medical Laboratory Science (B.S.) - Upward Mobility Program

Microbiology (B.S.)

Music (B.A.) - Music Entrepreneurship Specialization

Music (B.A.) - Music Studies Specialization

Music Education (B.M.E.)

Natural Resource Law Enforcement (B.S.)

Nursing (B.S.N.)

Nursing (B.S.N.) - Accelerated Program

Nursing (B.S.N.) - RN Upward Mobility

Nutrition and Dietetics (B.S.)

Operations Management (B.S.)

Pharmaceutical Sciences (B.S.)/Pharmacy (Pharm.D.)

Physical Education Teacher Education (B.S.)

Physics (B.S.)

Physics (B.S.) - Science Teaching Specialization

Political Science (B.A./B.S.)

Precision Agriculture (B.S.)

Psychology (B.A./B.S.)

Psychology (B.A./B.S.) - Teaching Specialization

Public Relations (B.A./B.S.)

Rangeland Ecology and Management (B.S.)

Sociology (A.S.)

Sociology (B.A./B.S.)

Sociology (B.A./B.S.) - Human Resources Specialization

Sociology (B.A./B.S.) - Human Services Specialization

Sociology (B.S.) - Teaching Specialization

Spanish (B.A.)

Spanish (B.A.) - Teaching Specialization

Sport and Recreation Management (B.S.)

Studio Art (B.F.A.) - Art Education Specialization

Studio Art (B.F.A.) - Ceramics Specialization

Studio Art (B.F.A.) - Painting Specialization

Studio Art (B.F.A.) - Printmaking Specialization

Studio Art (B.F.A.) - Sculpture Specialization

Theatre (B.A./B.S.)

Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences (B.S.)

 

Pre-Professional Interest Areas

South Dakota State University offers pre-professional interest areas designed to prepare students to apply to professional schools. While a pre-professional interest area 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-Medicine
Pre-Ministerial
Pre-Mortuary
Pre-Occupational Therapy
Pre-Optometry
Pre-Physical Therapy
Pre-Physician Assistant
Pre-Veterinary Medicine