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Study at South Dakota State University

South 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:

  • 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
South Dakota State University's athletic mascot is the jackrabbit and their sports teams are known as the Jacks.

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.

Course Topics

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.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, the school had 11, 645 enrolled students.

Student Life

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 CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts351economics, sociology, history, English, liberal arts and sciences, speech and rhetoric, geography, general studies, . . .
Nursing and Emergency Medicine271registered nursing, nurse practitioner, nursing science
Engineering151mechanical engineering, civil engineering, engineering, bioengineering, electrical engineering, engineering management, engineering physics
Science144biology, microbiology, chemistry, physics
Medicine114pharmaceutics and drug design, pharmacy
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy112health and physical education, health and fitness, athletic trainer, parks and recreation studies, parks and recreation management
Education and Teaching109early childhood education, educational administration, curriculum and instruction, technical teaching, agricultural teaching, music teaching
Therapy and Counselling92Counselling psychology, psychology
Family and Social Work82consumer economics, family studies, family resource management, food and nutrition
Landscaping and Horticulture71agronomy, landscaping, applied horticulture, range management, plant sciences
Conservation and Resource Management70wildlife management, natural resources management, environmental science
Agricultural Science and Management67agricultural operations, agriculture, agricultural mechanization, agricultural economics
Animal Science and Care64animal science, dairy science
Engineering Technician58construction engineering tech, electronics tech, manufacturing tech, industrial safety tech
Media49journalism, journalism courses
Mathematics28mathematics, computational mathematics
Design27graphic design, interior design
Computer Science and Engineering21computer and info science, software engineering
Medical Support and Technology13clinical lab tech
Hospitality12hotel management
Construction Trades12apparel and textile marketing
Art Studies7visual and performing arts
Music4music, music management

Contact: South Dakota State

South Dakota State University

Brookings, SD 57007-1898

General Phone: (605) 688-4151

http://www3. sdstate.edu

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