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    The University of South Dakota
   
 
  Nov 24, 2017
 
 
    
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Academic Degrees, Majors, Minors, Specializations, Certificates, Pre-Professional Programs


 USD offers the following undergraduate degrees:  Associate of Arts (A.A.); Associate of Science (A.S.); Bachelor of Arts (B.A.); Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.); Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.); Bachelor of General Studies (B.G.S.); Bachelor of Liberal Studies (B.L.S.); Bachelor of Music (B.M.); Bachelor of Musical Arts (B.M.A.); Bachelor of Science (B.S.); and Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.Ed.).

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Majors

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Accounting (B.B.A.) 
Addiction Studies (B.S.) 
Anthropology (B.A., B.S.) 
Art (B.F.A.) 
Art Education (B.F.A.) 
Biology (B.S.) 
Biology Education - See:
      Secondary Education/Biology Education (B.S.Ed.) 
      Biology (B.S.) with Secondary Education Certification 
Business Administration (B.B.A.) 
Chemistry-American Chemical Society (ACS) Approved Chemistry (B.S.) 
Chemistry Coordinate (B.S.) 
Chemistry Education - See:
     Chemistry (B.S.) with Secondary Education Certification 
Communication Sciences and Disorders (B.A., B.S.) 
Communication Studies (B.A., B.S.) 
Communication Studies Education (also Speech Communications) - See:
     Secondary Education/Speech Communication Education (B.S.Ed.)  
     Communication Studies (B.A./B.S.) with Secondary Education Certification  
Computer Science (B.A., B.S.) 
Criminal Justice (B.A., B.S.) 
Dental Hygiene (B.S.)  
Early Childhood Education - See:
     
Elementary Education & Early Childhood (B.S.Ed.)   
Earth Sciences (B.S.) 
Earth Sciences Education - See:
     Earth Sciences (B.S.) with Secondary Education Certification 
Economics (B.A., B.S.)  - Through College of Arts & Sciences
Economics (B.B.A.)  - Through School of Business
Elementary Education (B.S.Ed.) 
Elementary Education & Early Childhood (B.S.Ed.) 
Elementary Education & Kindergarten Education (B.S.Ed.) 
Elementary & Special Education (B.S.Ed.) 
English (B.A., B.S.) 
English Education - See:
     Secondary Education/English Education (B.S.Ed.)  
     English (B.A./B.S.) with Secondary Education Certification 
Finance (B.B.A.)  
French and Francophone Studies (B.A.) 
French Education - See:
     French and Francophone Studies (B.A.) with Secondary Education Certification 
General Studies (A.A.) 
General Studies (B.G.S.) - Business Specialization 
General Studies (B.G.S.) 
German (B.A.) 
German Education - See:
      German (B.A.) with Secondary Education Certification 
Health Sciences (B.S.)    
Health Services Administration (B.B.A.) 
History (B.A., B.S.) 
History Education - See:
     Secondary Education/History Education (B.S.Ed.)  
     History (B.A./B.S.) with Secondary Education Certification 
Human Resource Management (B.B.A.) 
International Studies (B.A.) 
Kindergarten Education - See:
     Elementary Education & Kindergarten Education (B.S.Ed.) 
Kinesiology and Sport Science (B.S.)  
Liberal Studies (B.L.S.) 
Management (B.B.A.) 
Marketing (B.B.A.) 
Mathematics (B.S.) 
Mathematics Education - See:
     Secondary Education/Mathematics Education (B.S.Ed.)  
     Mathematics (B.S.) with Secondary Education Certification 
Media & Journalism (B.A., B.S.) 
Medical Biology (B.S.) 
Medical Laboratory Science (B.S.) 
Music Education (B.M.) 
Music Performance (B.M.) 
Musical Arts (B.M.A.) 
Native Studies (B.A.)   
Nursing (A.S.) 
Nursing (A.S.)-LPN to RN 
Nursing (B.S.N.) 
Nursing (R.N.-B.S.N.) 
Philosophy (B.A., B.S.) 
Physical Education (B.S.Ed.) 
Physics (B.S.) 
Physics Education - See:
     Physics (B.S.) with Secondary Education Certification 
Political Science (B.A., B.S.) 
Political Science Education - See:
     Political Science (B.A./B.S.) with Secondary Education Certification 
Psychology (B.A., B.S.)  
Secondary Education Majors: 
     Biology (B.S.) with Secondary Education Certification      
     Secondary Education/Biology Education (B.S.Ed.)  
     Chemistry (B.S.) with Secondary Education Certification  
     Earth Sciences (B.S.) with Secondary Education Certification  
     English (B.A./B.S.) with Secondary Education Certification  
     Secondary Education/English Education (B.S.Ed.)  
     French and Francophone Studies (B.A.) with Secondary Education Certification  
     German (B.A.) with Secondary Education Certification  
     History (B.A./B.S.) with Secondary Education Certification  
     Secondary Education/History Education (B.S.Ed.)  
     Mathematics (B.S.) with Secondary Education Certification  
     Secondary Education/Mathematics Education (B.S.Ed.)  
     Physics (B.S.) with Secondary Education Certification  
     Political Science (B.A./B.S.) with Secondary Education Certification  
     Spanish (B.A.) with Secondary Education Certification  
     Secondary Education/Spanish Education (B.S.Ed.)  
     Secondary Education/Special Education (B.S.Ed.)  
     Secondary Education/Speech Communication Education (B.S.Ed.)   
     Speech Communication - See: 
          Communication Studies (B.A./B.S.) with Secondary Education Certification 
Social Work (B.S.) 
Sociology (B.A., B.S.) 
Spanish (B.A.) 
Spanish Education - See:
      Secondary Education/Spanish Education (B.S.Ed.)  
      Spanish (B.A.) with Secondary Education Certification 
Special Education/Elementary - See:
     Elementary & Special Education (B.S.Ed.) 
Special Education/Secondary - See:
     Secondary Education/Special Education (B.S.Ed.) 
Speech Communication Education (also Communication Studies)- See:
     Secondary Education/Speech Communication Education (B.S.Ed.)  
     Communication Studies (B.A./B.S.) with Secondary Education Certification 
Sustainability (B.A./B.S.) 
Theatre Education -  See:
     Theatre (B.F.A.) with Secondary Education Certification 
Theatre: Acting Specialization (B.F.A.) 
Theatre: Design Theatre/Technology Specialization (B.F.A.) 
Theatre: Musical Theatre Specialization (B.F.A.)   
Theatre: Theatre Specialization (B.F.A.)  

Minors

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Non-teaching Minors:
Accounting (Business Majors Only) 
Addiction Studies 
Anthropology 
Archaeology 
Art 
Art History 
Biology 
Business Administration (Non-Business Majors) 
Chemistry  
Child and Adolescent Development 
Civic Leadership Studies  
Classical Humanities  
Coaching 
Communication Sciences and Disorders  
Communication Studies  
Computer Science  
Conservation & Biodiversity 
Creative Writing 
Criminal Justice 
Dance 
Disaster Response 
Earth Sciences 
Economics (Non-Business Majors or Business Majors with substitutions)  
English  
Entrepreneurial Studies (Business Majors) 
Entrepreneurial Studies (Non-Business Majors) 
Film Studies  
Finance (Business Majors) 
French Studies 
Geography 
Gerontology  
German 
Health (Non-Teaching) 
Health Sciences 
Health Services Administration 
History 
Interdisciplinary Language (German) 
Interdisciplinary Sciences 
International Business (Business Majors Only) 
International Studies 
Interprofessional Disabilities Services 
Latin  
Latin American Studies 
Legal Studies in Business (Business Majors Only) 
Marketing Minor (Business Majors Only) 
Mathematics 
Mathematics: Composite 
Media & Journalism  
Military Science  
Music (Non-Teaching) 
Native Studies 
Philosophy 
Physics 
Political Science 
Psychology 
Religious Studies  
Social Media Marketing 
Sociology 
Spanish 
Statistics 
Sustainability 
Theatre 
Women and Gender Studies  
   
Teaching Minors:
Biology Teaching 
Biology (alternative minor for Teacher Education) 
Chemistry (alternative minor for Teacher Education) 
Communication Studies (alternative minor for Teacher Education)   
Earth Sciences Teaching 
Earth Sciences (alternative minor for Teacher Education) 
Economics Teaching  
Economics (alternative minor for Teacher Education) 
Education Composite 
English Teaching 
English (alternative minor for Teacher Education) 
French Teaching - See: Modern Foreign Languages (K-12) Teaching 
German Teaching - See: Modern Foreign Languages (K-12) Teaching  
Health Teaching  
Health (alternative minor for Teacher Education) 
History (alternative minor for Teacher Education)  
K-12 English as a New Language Minor 
Lakota Language Teaching Minor 
Mass Communication Teaching 
Mathematics (alternative minor for Teacher Education) 
Mathematics Composite (alternative minor for Teacher Education) 
Media & Journalism (alternative minor for Teacher Education) 
Modern Foreign Languages (K-12) Teaching  (French & German)
Physical Science Teaching  
Physics (alternative minor for Teacher Education)  
Physics Teaching 
Political Science Teaching 
Political Science (alternative minor for Teacher Education)  
Psychology (alternative minor for Teacher Education)       
Reading (K-12) Teaching 
Sociology Teaching 
Sociology (alternative minor for Teacher Education) 
Spanish Teaching 
Spanish (alternative minor for Teacher Education) 
Speech Communication Teaching 
Theatre Teaching 
Theatre (alternative minor for Teacher Education)   

Specializations

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Acting - Theatre 
Business - General Studies 
Ceramics - Art 
Ceramics - Art Education 
Child Welfare - Social Work 
Conservation and Biodiversity-Biology 
Creative Writing -English 
Design/Technology-Theatre 
Disaster Response - Psychology 
Exercise Science-Kinesiology and Sport Science 
Graphic Design - Art  
Graphic Design - Art Education 
Journalism - Media & Journalism 
Lakota Language-Native Studies 
Musical Theatre - Theatre 
Natural Sciences - Sustainability 
Oceti Sakowin Oyate Studies-Native Studies 
Painting - Art 
Painting - Art Education 
Paramedic - Health Sciences  (anticipated spring 2015)
Photography - Art 
Photography - Art Education 
Prevention - Addiction Studies   
Printmaking - Art 
Printmaking - Art Education 
Physiology, Cell & Molecular Biology-Biology 
Sculpture - Art 
Sculpture - Art Education 
Secondary Teaching - English 
Social Sciences - Sustainability 
Sport Management-Kinesiology and Sport Science 
Strategic Communication (Advertising/Public Relations) - Media & Journalism 
Theatre - Theatre 
Treatment - Addiction Studies    

Certificates

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Addiction Studies Certificate - Online Only 
American Indian Education Certificate 
Information Technology Consultant Academy Certificate 
Piano Pedagogy Certificate  

Pre-Professional Programs

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Pre-Chiropractic 
Pre-Dentistry 
Pre-Engineering 
Pre-Law 
Pre-Medicine 
Pre-Occupational Therapy 
Pre-Optometry 
Pre-Osteopathic Medicine 
Pre-Pharmacy 
Pre-Physical Therapy 
Pre-Physician Assistant Studies 
Pre-Podiatry 
Pre-Veterinary Medicine