Study at South Dakota State UniversitySouth Dakota State University, or SDSU, is the largest university in the state of South Dakota. It was established in 1881 and is specially recognized for its academic programs in agriculture, engineering, nursing, pharmacy and liberal arts. The campus is totals over 250 acres. SDSU awards bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, and doctoral degrees, through the following academic divisions:
South Dakota State University's athletic mascot is the jackrabbit and their sports teams are known as the Jacks.
- College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences
- College of Arts and Sciences
- College of Education and Counselling
- College of Engineering
- College of Family and Consumer Sciences
- College of General Studies
- College of Nursing
- College of Pharmacy
Profile of South Dakota State University
The main campus of South Dakota State is in Brookings, SD (a self-contained town). The school is a public school. South Dakota State offers degrees up to the Doctoral degree.
The school students most commonly major in a field related to agricultural science and management, landscaping and horticulture, animal science and care, and conservation and resource management.
South Dakota State Selectivity
South Dakota State does not accept everyone who applies. Students attending the school come from a variety of places, in and out of state.
South Dakota State offers tenure to reward and retain some professors.
In 2007, the school had 11, 645 enrolled students.
South Dakota State makes available a lot of student housing. Student athletes at the school belong to the Gateway Football Conference and Mid-Continent Conference for major sports.
South Dakota State Programs and Degrees
|General Category||Degrees||Most Common Majors |
|Liberal Arts||351||economics, sociology, history, English, liberal arts and sciences, speech and rhetoric, geography, general studies, . . . |
|Nursing and Emergency Medicine||271||registered nursing, nurse practitioner, nursing science|
|Engineering||151||mechanical engineering, civil engineering, engineering, bioengineering, electrical engineering, engineering management, engineering physics|
|Science||144||biology, microbiology, chemistry, physics|
|Medicine||114||pharmaceutics and drug design, pharmacy|
|Nutrition and Exercise Therapy||112||health and physical education, health and fitness, athletic trainer, parks and recreation studies, parks and recreation management|
|Education and Teaching||109||early childhood education, educational administration, curriculum and instruction, technical teaching, agricultural teaching, music teaching|
|Therapy and Counselling||92||Counselling psychology, psychology|
|Family and Social Work||82||consumer economics, family studies, family resource management, food and nutrition|
|Landscaping and Horticulture||71||agronomy, landscaping, applied horticulture, range management, plant sciences|
|Conservation and Resource Management||70||wildlife management, natural resources management, environmental science|
|Agricultural Science and Management||67||agricultural operations, agriculture, agricultural mechanization, agricultural economics|
|Animal Science and Care||64||animal science, dairy science|
|Engineering Technician||58||construction engineering tech, electronics tech, manufacturing tech, industrial safety tech|
|Media||49||journalism, journalism courses|
|Mathematics||28||mathematics, computational mathematics|
|Design||27||graphic design, interior design|
|Computer Science and Engineering||21||computer and info science, software engineering|
|Medical Support and Technology||13||clinical lab tech|
|Construction Trades||12||apparel and textile marketing|
|Art Studies||7||visual and performing arts|
|Music||4||music, music management|
Contact: South Dakota State
South Dakota State University
Brookings, SD 57007-1898
General Phone: (605) 688-4151
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