South Dakota State University

Brookings, SD

South Dakota State University

1015 Campanile Avenue
Brookings, SD 57007-1898
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Degree Overview

Check out the most popular majors and specific degrees students have earned at South Dakota State University.

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

648 Healthcare Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Athletic Training/Trainer
 
13
3
 
 
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
 
25
 
 
 
Clinical Nurse Leader
 
 
 
0
 
Community Health and Preventive Medicine
 
8
 
 
 
Dietetics/Dietitian
 
19
5
 
 
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing
 
 
 
0
56
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
 
0
 
11
 
Health Communication
 
 
 
0
 
Human Nutrition
 
 
21
 
2
Nursing Education
 
 
 
0
 
Nursing Science
 
 
 
 
1
Pharmaceutical Sciences
 
 
 
 
4
Pharmacy
 
75
 
 
78
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing
 
 
 
0
 
Public Health, General
 
 
6
 
 
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
 
298
23
0
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

480 Agriculture Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
 
63
 
 
 
Agricultural Communication/Journalism
 
20
 
 
 
Agricultural Economics
 
1
 
0
 
Agricultural Engineering
 
12
5
 
0
Agricultural Mechanization, General
 
29
 
 
 
Agricultural Production Operations, General
 
5
 
 
 
Agricultural Public Services, Other
 
11
 
 
 
Agriculture, General
21
52
 
 
 
Agronomy and Crop Science
 
47
16
 
1
Animal Sciences, General
 
92
5
0
2
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General
 
4
 
 
 
Dairy Science
 
23
5
 
4
Food Science
 
7
1
 
0
Landscaping and Groundskeeping
 
2
 
 
 
Plant Sciences, General
 
 
 
 
0
Range Science and Management
 
2
 
1
 
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management
 
42
5
 
2

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

461 Education and Liberal Arts Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Agricultural Teacher Education
 
36
12
 
 
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
 
 
 
14
 
Art Teacher Education
 
0
 
 
 
Chemistry Teacher Education
 
0
 
 
 
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services
 
 
11
 
 
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
 
 
14
 
 
Curriculum and Instruction
 
 
20
 
 
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
 
63
 
 
 
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
 
 
21
 
 
English Language and Literature, General
 
13
3
 
 
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
 
12
1
 
 
French Language and Literature
 
4
 
 
 
General Studies
53
39
 
7
 
German Language and Literature
 
2
 
 
 
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
 
12
9
 
 
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other
 
30
 
 
 
Health Teacher Education
 
16
 
 
 
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
 
12
0
 
 
Music Teacher Education
 
9
 
 
 
Spanish Language and Literature
 
27
 
 
 
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
 
21
 
 
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

303 Engineering Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Architecture
 
17
13
 
 
Biotechnology
 
10
 
 
 
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
 
0
 
 
 
Civil Engineering, General
 
46
22
 
2
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
0
35
 
 
 
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
 
14
10
 
3
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
 
5
 
 
 
Engineering, General
 
 
6
 
 
Engineering/Industrial Management
 
 
 
7
 
Environmental Science
 
10
 
 
2
Geographic Information Science and Cartography
 
8
1
2
 
Landscape Architecture
 
8
 
 
 
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician
0
 
 
 
 
Mechanical Engineering
 
64
18
 
 
Natural Resources/Conservation, General
 
0
 
 
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

264 Human and Social Sciences Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
American Indian/Native American Studies
 
1
 
 
 
Community Organization and Advocacy
 
 
 
0
 
Counseling Psychology
 
 
24
 
 
Family and Community Services
 
 
3
 
 
Family Resource Management Studies, General
 
 
0
0
 
History, General
 
20
 
 
 
Human Development and Family Studies, General
6
62
 
 
 
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services, Other
 
 
0
 
 
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
 
 
1
 
 
Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies
 
 
 
0
 
International/Global Studies
 
10
 
 
 
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling
 
 
0
 
 
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor
 
 
4
 
 
Political Science and Government, General
 
25
 
 
 
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing
 
 
 
0
 
Psychology, General
 
50
 
 
 
Sociology
2
51
4
0
1

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

243 Mathematics and Science Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General
 
0
 
 
 
Biochemistry
 
14
 
 
6
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
 
87
15
 
3
Biotechnology
 
10
 
 
 
Chemistry, General
 
4
16
 
6
Computational Mathematics
 
 
 
 
1
Geography
 
11
0
 
 
Mathematics, General
 
25
6
 
 
Microbiology, General
 
8
8
 
2
Molecular Biology
 
 
 
 
1
Physics, General
 
2
 
 
 
Plant Molecular Biology
 
 
 
 
1
Statistics, General
0
5
6
6
 

170 Business Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Advertising
 
14
 
 
 
Business/Managerial Economics
 
16
 
 
 
Consumer Economics
 
26
 
 
 
Consumer Services and Advocacy
 
 
2
0
 
Economics, General
 
62
5
 
 
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
 
22
 
0
 
General Merchandising, Sales, and Related Marketing Operations, Other
 
 
2
0
 
Operations Management and Supervision
 
14
7
 
 
Organizational Leadership
 
0
 
 
 

68 Computer Technology Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer and Information Sciences, General
 
25
43
 
 
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
 
 
 
0
 

47 Communication and Media Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Journalism
 
17
 
 
 
Journalism, Other
 
 
8
 
 
Mass Communication/Media Studies
 
 
15
 
 
Printmaking
 
 
 
0
 
Public Relations/Image Management
 
7
 
 
 

47 Hospitality Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Hospitality Administration/Management, General
 
25
 
 
 
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
 
22
 
 
 

46 Art and Design Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
 
 
 
0
 
Digital Arts
 
 
 
0
 
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
 
7
 
 
 
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other
 
 
 
0
 
Fine/Studio Arts, General
 
4
 
 
 
Graphic Design
 
21
 
2
 
Interior Design
 
6
 
 
 
Music, General
 
3
 
 
 
Painting
 
 
 
3
 
Sculpture
 
 
 
0
 
Visual and Performing Arts, General
 
0
 
 
 

6 Trades and Careers Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Apparel and Textile Marketing Management
 
6
 
 
 

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Online Programs

Check out the online programs offered at South Dakota State University.

Program
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Agricultural Economics
 
 
 
 
Agricultural Teacher Education
 
 
 
 
Animal Sciences, General
 
 
 
 
Chemistry, General
 
 
 
 
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
 
 
 
 
Clinical Nurse Leader
 
 
 
 
Community Organization and Advocacy
 
 
 
 
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
 
 
 
 
Consumer Services and Advocacy
 
 
 
Curriculum and Instruction
 
 
 
 
Dietetics/Dietitian
 
 
 
 
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
 
 
 
 
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
 
 
 
 
Engineering, General
 
 
 
 
Engineering/Industrial Management
 
 
 
 
English Language and Literature, General
 
 
 
 
Family and Community Services
 
 
 
 
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
 
 
 
 
Family Resource Management Studies, General
 
 
 
 
General Merchandising, Sales, and Related Marketing Operations, Other
 
 
 
General Studies
 
 
 
Geographic Information Science and Cartography
 
 
 
 
Geography
 
 
 
 
Human Development and Family Studies, General
 
 
 
 
Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies
 
 
 
 
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
 
 
 
Mass Communication/Media Studies
 
 
 
 
Nursing Education
 
 
 
 
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing
 
 
 
 
Psychology, General
 
 
 
 
Public Health, General
 
 
 
 
Range Science and Management
 
 
 
 
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
 
 
 
Sociology
 
Statistics, General
 
 
 

Accreditation Information

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission
Specialized Institution Accreditations
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship
  • Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship
  • Didactic Program in Dietetics
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
  • Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
  • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
  • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

* Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)

Alumni & Student Reviews

A- Excellent
Career Preparation

What letter grade would you give your school on how well it prepares students for a career in the real world?

3.8 Based on 5 Reviews
  • Alumni
    political science/Spanish, Class of 1972

    field (on the job) experiences, volunteering

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Sociology and Economics, Class of 2003

    Was a long time ago, they had a student career enter

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    geography and GIS, Class of 2008

    pretty good Linkin network and carrier center

    5 Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Students and Culture

What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?

4 Based on 5 Reviews
  • Alumni
    political science/Spanish, Class of 1972

    Friendly, active involvement opportunities for students

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Sociology and Economics, Class of 2003

    Was a good atmosphere, several different schools and several different types of student groups.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Nursing , Class of 2013

    Most are fresh out of High School and local

    2 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    geography and GIS, Class of 2008

    friendly mostly Midwestern with agriculture back ground

    5 Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Facilities

What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.

4.2 Based on 5 Reviews
  • Alumni
    political science/Spanish, Class of 1972

    They are very modern and well planned

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    geography and GIS, Class of 2008

    everything is new now but i liked the older dorms and class rooms as they had character.

    5 Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Activities and Groups

What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?

4 Based on 5 Reviews
  • Alumni
    political science/Spanish, Class of 1972

    rodeo homecoming is Hobo Day - dress up, lots of activities, and crazy student made floats

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    BS and MS, Class of 1989

    a lot of activities for dorm life

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    geography and GIS, Class of 2008

    Hobo Day! the sporting events and rodeos were fun.

    5 Rated January 2016
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