South Dakota State University

Brookings, SD

South Dakota State says, "The educational objective of SDSU is primarily to guide each student in attainment of intellectual and professional competence, growth of personal development, cultivation of a sense of social and civic responsibility, and achievement of satisfactory human relationships. Ideally, upon graduation, SDSU students will have attained intellectual autonomy with capabilities to think, read, speak, and write effectively, both within their practiced disciplines and beyond." [Source]

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  • Undergraduate Enrollment:10,937
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate:30%
  • Tuition & Fees (In State):$8,172 annually
  • Tuition & Fees (Out of State):$11,053 annually

General Education Requirements

  • 1. Composition

  • 2. Literature


    See Note

    No credit given for Literature because a survey course in literature is an option, but not required, to fulfill the "Humanities and Arts/Diversity" requirement.

  • 3. Foreign Language


    See Note

    No credit given for Foreign Language because language study is only an option in the "Humanities and Arts/Diversity" requirement.

  • 4. U.S. Government or History


    See Note

    No credit given for U.S. Government or History because the "Social Sciences/Diversity" requirement may be satisfied by courses that are not U.S. history or government surveys.

  • 5. Economics


    See Note

    No credit given for Economics because a course in economics is an option, but not required, to fulfill the "Social Sciences/Diversity" requirement.

  • 6. Mathematics

  • 7. Science

  • General Education Assessment

    South Dakota State University uses one or more of the following instruments to assess undergraduate progress in core collegiate skills: the Council on Aid to Education Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA), the Educational Testing Service Proficiency Profile, or the ACT Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP). For more information, visit

Curriculum last evaluated: 06/24/2016


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