Sep 28, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate 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 Music (B.M.); Bachelor of Musical Arts (B.M.A.); Bachelor of Science (B.S.); Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.Ed.); and Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.).

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Majors

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Accounting (B.B.A.) 
Addiction Counseling and Prevention (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 specialization (B.S.Ed.) 
      Biology (B.S.) with Secondary Education Certification 
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.)  
Business Administration (B.B.A.) 
Chemistry-American Chemical Society (ACS) Approved Chemistry (B.S.) 
Chemistry-Chemistry Coordinate specialization (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-Communication Studies Education specialization (B.S.Ed.)  
     Communication Studies (B.A./B.S.) with Secondary Education Certification  
Computer Science (B.A., B.S.) 
Criminal Justice Studies (B.A., B.S.) 
Dental Hygiene (B.S.)  
Early Childhood Education - See:
     
Elementary Education & Early Childhood (B.S.Ed.)  
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 specialization (B.S.Ed.)  
     English (B.A./B.S.) with Secondary Education Certification 
Finance (B.B.A.)  
General Studies (A.A.)  
General Studies (B.G.S.) 
German (B.A.) 
German Education - See:
      German (B.A.) with Secondary Education Certification 
Graphic and Web Design (A.A.)  
Health Sciences (B.S.)    
Health Services Administration (B.B.A.) 
History (B.A., B.S.) 
History Education - See:
     Secondary Education-History Education specialization (B.S.Ed.)  
     History (B.A./B.S.) with Secondary Education Certification 
Human Resource Management (B.B.A.) 
Innovation and Entrepreneurship (B.B.A.)  
Integrated Science (A.S.)  
International Studies (B.A.) 
Kindergarten Education - See:
     Elementary Education & Kindergarten Education (B.S.Ed.) 
Kinesiology and Sport Management (B.S.)  
Legal Studies (B.A., B.S.)  
Management (B.B.A.) 
Marketing (B.B.A.) 
Mathematics (B.S.) 
Mathematics Education - See:
     Secondary Education-Mathematics Education specialization (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 American Studies (B.A.)   
Neuroscience (B.S.)  
Nursing (B.S.N.) 
Nursing (L.P.N.-B.S.N.)  
Nursing (R.N.-B.S.N.) 
Operational Analytics (B.B.A.)  
Philosophy (B.A., B.S.) 
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 specialization (B.S.Ed.)  
     Secondary Education-Communication Studies Education specialization (B.S.Ed.)   
     Chemistry (B.S.) with Secondary Education Certification  
     English (B.A./B.S.) with Secondary Education Certification  
     Secondary Education-English Education specialization (B.S.Ed.)  
     German (B.A.) with Secondary Education Certification  
     History (B.A./B.S.) with Secondary Education Certification  
     Secondary Education-History Education specialization (B.S.Ed.)  
     Mathematics (B.S.) with Secondary Education Certification  
     Secondary Education-Mathematics Education specialization (B.S.Ed.)  
     Secondary Education-Physical Education specialization (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 specialization (B.S.Ed.)  
     Secondary Education/Special Education (B.S.Ed.)  
Speech Communication - See:
     Secondary Education-Communication Studies Education specialization (B.S.Ed.)  
     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 specialization (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-Communication Studies Education specialization (B.S.Ed.)  
     Communication Studies (B.A./B.S.) with Secondary Education Certification 
Sport Marketing & Media (B.A., B.S.)  
Sustainability (B.A./B.S.) 
Technical Leadership (B.S.)  
Theatre: Acting Specialization (B.F.A.) 
Theatre: Design Theatre/Technology Specialization (B.F.A.) 
Theatre: Musical Theatre Specialization (B.F.A.)   
Theatre: Theatre Studies Specialization (B.F.A.)  

Minors

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Non-teaching Minors:
Accounting (Business Majors Only) 
Addiction Counseling and Prevention  
Anthropology 
Archaeology 
Art 
Art History 
Biology 
Business Administration (Non-Business Majors) 
Business Analytics  
Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Business Majors Only)  
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  
Film Studies  
Finance (Business Majors Only)  
Geography 
German  
Gerontology 
Health (Non-Teaching) 
Health Sciences 
Health Services Administration 
History 
Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Non-Business Majors)  
Interdisciplinary Sciences 
International Business (Business Majors Only) 
International Studies 
Interprofessional Disabilities Services 
Latin American Studies 
Legal Studies  
Legal Studies in Business (Business Majors Only)  
Linguistics  
Marketing Minor (Business Majors Only) 
Mathematics 
Mathematics: Composite 
Media & Journalism  
Military Science  
Multicultural Studies  
Music (Non-Teaching) 
Native American Studies  
Neuroscience  
Nonprofit Studies  
Organizational Communication  ## Pending SDBOR approval for Fall 2021
Operations Management  
Philosophy 
Physics 
Political Science 
Psychology  
Public Health  
Religious Studies  
Russian Studies  
Social Media Marketing 
Sociology 
Spanish  
Sport Management  
Sport Marketing & Media  
Sport Medicine  
Statistics 
Sustainability 
Theatre 
Women, Gender, and Sexuality 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 (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  

Specializations

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Acting - Theatre, B.F.A.  
Artificial Intelligence - Computer Science, B.A./B.S.   ## Pending SDBOR approval for Fall 2021
Applied Physics-Physics, B.S.  
Biology Education - Secondary Education, B.S.Ed.  
Ceramics - Art, B.F.A  
Ceramics - Art Education, B.F.A  
Child Welfare - Social Work, B.S.  
Clinical Studies - Health Sciences, B.S.    
Cognitive Neuroscience - Neuroscience B.S.  
Communication Studies Education - Secondary Education, B.S.Ed.  
Conservation and Biodiversity-Biology, B.S.  
Creative Writing -English, B.A./B.S.  
Design/Technology-Theatre, B.F.A.  
Disaster Response - Psychology, B.A./B.S.  
English Education - Secondary Education, B.S.Ed.  
Environmental Science - Sustainability, B.S. only  
Ethics, Law, and Society - Philosophy, B.A./B.S.  
Exercise Science-Kinesiology and Sport Management, B.S.  
Graphic Design - Art, B.F.A  
Graphic Design - Art Education, B.F.A  
History Education - Secondary Education, B.S.Ed.  
Human and Natural Systems - Sustainability, B.A. and B.S.  
Human Dynamics - Biology, B.S.  
Journalism - Media & Journalism, B.A./B.S.  
Lakota Studies-Native American Studies, B.A.  
Mathematics Education - Secondary Education, B.S.Ed.  
Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience- Neuroscience B.S.  
Musical Theatre - Theatre, B.F.A.  
Painting - Art, B.F.A  
Painting - Art Education, B.F.A  
Photography - Art, B.F.A  
Photography - Art Education, B.F.A  
Physical Education - Secondary Education, B.S.Ed.  
Prevention - Addiction Counseling and Prevention, B.S.   
Printmaking - Art, B.F.A  
Printmaking - Art Education, B.F.A  
Physiology, Cell & Molecular Biology-Biology, B.S.  
Professional Writing - English, B.A. and B.S.  
Sculpture - Art, B.F.A  
Sculpture - Art Education, B.F.A  
Secondary Teaching - English, B.A./B.S.  
Spanish Education - Secondary Education, B.S.Ed.  
Sport Management-Kinesiology and Sport Management, B.S.  
Strategic Communication (Advertising/Public Relations) - Media & Journalism, B.A./B.S.  
Theatre Studies - Theatre, B.F.A.   
Treatment - Addiction Counseling and Prevention, B.S.    

Certificates

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Addiction Counseling and Prevention - Online Only  
Advanced Child Life  
American Indian Education  
Artificial Intelligence   ##Pending SDBOR approval
Arts in Health  
Ceramics  
Communication and Leadership  
Digital Marketing (non-business majors)  
Disaster Response  ##Pending SDBOR approval
Drawing  
Forensic Anthropology  
Geospatial Analysis  
Graphic Design  
Healthcare Analytics  
Health and Culture  
Healthcare Leadership  
Introduction to Child Life  
Laboratory Science  
Management   
Marketing Essentials (non-business majors)  
Organizational Communication   ##Pending SDBOR approval
Painting  
Personnel Supervision   
Photography  
Piano Pedagogy  
Printmaking  
Professional Ethics  
Professional Writing   
Regulatory Affairs  
Sculpture  
Small Business Entrepreneurship   
Tourism & Hospitality Marketing  
Web Design  

Career Interest Programs

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Pre-Athletic Training 
Pre-Chiropractic 
Pre-Dentistry 
Pre-Engineering 
Pre-Law 
Pre-Master Business Administration  
Pre-Medicine 
Pre-Occupational Therapy 
Pre-Optometry 
Pre-Osteopathic Medicine 
Pre-Pharmacy 
Pre-Physical Therapy 
Pre-Physician Assistant Studies 
Pre-Podiatry 
Pre-Veterinary Medicine