South Dakota State University

Located in Brookings, South Dakota, South Dakota State University (SDSU) is a public university specializing in engineering, pharmacy, agriculture, nursing, and liberal arts programs. SDSU is the largest university in South Dakota, and provides the most comprehensive selection of programs and degrees in the state.

SDSU offers degree programs at all levels (associate's through doctoral) in 175 areas of study. It is organized into eight academic schools and colleges: the College of Education and Human Sciences, the College of Nursing, the College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences, the College of Engineering, the College of Pharmacy, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Honors College, and the Graduate School.

Online Degrees at South Dakota State University
Many of SDSU's associate's, bachelor's, master's, and certification programs are available completely online. SDSU's online program is nationally recognized as being one of the best in the United States. Guide to Online Schools' Online College Rankings listed SDSU's online program as the 2nd best online college in the country.

South Dakota State University offers a large selection of online degree programs for non-traditional and working students who are unable to attend campus-based courses. Online associate degrees are available in general studies. Online bachelor's degrees are available in general studies, interdisciplinary studies, medical laboratory science, nursing and sociology. Online master's degrees are offered in general studies, chemistry, human sciences, dietetics, and nursing, among others. Online certificates are offered in animal science, bioenergy, financial counseling and planning, swine science, and merchandising.

SDSU also offers 10 minors that can be completed entirely online.

Quick Facts
Phone Number: (800) 952-3541
Address: Administration Lane, Brookings, South Dakota 57007-1898
Institution Type: Public, 4-year or above
Size: Large ( 11,000+ undergrad, 1,500+ grad )
Award Levels: Certificate, Associate, Batchelor's, Master's, Doctoral
In-State Tuition $ 2,808
Out-of-State Tuition $ 4,196
Online Degrees Offered: YES
Student-to-Faculty Ration: 19 to 1
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Majors and Degrees
Agriculture Operations and Sciences
Agribusiness Agricultural Business Operations
Agricultural Communication
Agricultural Economics
Agricultural Mechanization
Animal Sciences
Applied Horticulture Horticulture Operations
Dairy Science
Landscaping and Groundskeeping
Plant Sciences
Range Science
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Biology Biological Sciences
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Entrepreneurship Entrepreneurial Studies
Hotel Motel Administration Management
Communication and Journalism
Computer Information Sciences
Computer and Information Sciences
Agricultural Teacher Education
Curriculum and Instruction
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Educational Leadership and Administration
Music Teacher Education
Technical Teacher Education
Agricultural Engineering
Civil Engineering
Computer Software Engineering
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Engineering Physics (applied Physics)
General Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields
Construction Engineering Technology Technician
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology Technician
Engineering Industrial Management
Industrial Safety Technology Technician
Manufacturing Engineering Technology Technician
English Language and Literature Letters
English Language and Literature
Rhetoric and Composition
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences
Apparel and Textile Marketing Management
Consumer Economics
Family Resource Management Studies
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies
Human Development and Family Studies
Human Nutrition
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training Trainer
Clinical Laboratory Science Medical Technology Technologist
Nursing Science
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design
Registered Nursing Registered Nurse
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities
General Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences Liberal Studies
Mathematics and Statistics
Computational Mathematics
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies
International Global Studies
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science
Natural Resources Management and Policy
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education Fitness
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management
Physical Sciences
Counseling Psychology
Social Sciences
Political Science and Government
Transportation and Materials Moving
Aeronautics Aviation Aerospace Science and Technology
Aviation Airway Management and Operations
Flight Instructor
Visual and Performing Arts
Graphic Design
Interior Design
Music Management
Visual and Performing Arts
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