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South Dakota State University    
 
    
 
  Dec 12, 2017
 
2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Degrees and Associated Majors


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Degree Definitions

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Associate Degree

An Associate of Arts (AA) degree is typically a two-year transfer degree, which indicates the completion of a student’s lower division general education requirements and forms the foundation for baccalaureate degree programs. Up to 16 credit hours at the 300 and 400 level may be required. More than 16 credit hours at the 300 and 400 level may be required if specified by an accrediting agency.

An Associate of Science (AS) degree is a terminal degree. However, it is transferable when a specific degree articulation agreement exists between a given AS degree and a specific baccalaureate degree. (BOR Policy 2:25:4B.) Up to 16 credit hours at the 300 and 400 level may be required. More than 16 credit hours at the 300 and 400 level may be required if specified by an accrediting agency.

South Dakota State University provides a two year associate degree program (A.S.) in General Agriculture and (A.A.) in General Studies.

Bachelor’s Degree

The bachelor’s degree is awarded to a student by a university for satisfactory completion of a prescribed course of study (South Dakota Regental System minimum of 128 semester credits). It is verified by a diploma and transcript signifying a measure of achievement. The bachelor’s degree enables a student to acquire a certain amount of general learning and to also become proficient in a particular field of study or a profession. The curricular structure of a bachelor’s degree program includes a system general education core curriculum, institutional graduation requirements, support courses, major courses, and electives.

At SDSU the credits required for the bachelor’s degree range from 128-138. The degrees offered are:

  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
  • Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.E.D.)
  • Bachelor of Music Education (B.M.E.)
  • Bachelor of Applied Technical Science (B.A.T.S.)

Master’s Degree

In broad terms, the master’s degree indicates that the recipient has mastered a program of advanced, specialized study in a particular field. Normally, degree titles indicate one of two major categories. The Master of Arts and Master of Science are academic degrees designed to provide an introduction to scholarship activities and research. These degrees often serve the needs of individuals teaching in public schools or community colleges and/or preparation for further graduate study. The second category leads to professional master’s degrees, such as the M.Ed. or MBA. While similar to the M.A. and M.S., these programs tend to emphasize professional practice.

SDSU offers M.Ed., M.A., and M.S. degrees.

Doctoral Degree

The Doctor of Philosophy program (Ph.D.) is designed to prepare a student to become a scholar, that is, to discover, integrate, and apply knowledge, as well as communicate and disseminate it. A well-prepared doctoral graduate will have developed the ability to understand and evaluate critically the literature of the field and to apply appropriate principles and procedures to the recognition, evaluation, interpretation, and understanding of issues and problems at the frontiers of knowledge. The graduate will also have an appropriate awareness of and commitment to the ethical practices appropriate to the field.

The professional doctoral degree is earned by two or more years of professional study past the baccalaureate degree. This degree prepares an individual for entry into the practice of a recognized profession. Examples of professional doctorates are the M.D., Pharm.D., JD, DVM, and Ed.D. degrees.

SDSU offers the Ph.D. degree in these areas: Agronomy; Animal Science; Biological Sciences; Chemistry; Computational Science and Statistics; Electrical Engineering; Geospatial Science and Engineering; Nursing; Nutritional Sciences; Sociology; Pharmaceutical Sciences; and Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences. SDSU offers a professional doctorate in Pharmacy, that is the Pharm.D. degree; and in Nursing the Doctor of Nursing Practice.

Major

An academic major or primary area of study within a degree program enables students to make an in-depth inquiry into a discipline or a professional field of study. It is organized around a specific set of goals and objectives that are accomplished through an ordered series of courses, whose connections define an internal structure and whose sequence advances levels of knowledge and understanding. A major introduces students to a discipline or field of study and related area through a foundation of theory and method. A major that focuses on a specific discipline draws its courses predominantly from one department. A major that encompasses a professional field of study or is interdisciplinary usually obtains its courses from more than one department.

The number of credit hours required for a major and its organizational structure will vary, depending on whether it aims at disciplinary or professional preparation. Variations are due to the demands of accrediting agencies, certification requirements, professional competence and expectations. Undergraduate majors require both discipline specific and support courses. In the Regental system majors typically consist of 47-89 semester credit hours with the mean at 68.5 hours. Credits required for the major are supported by the general education core and electives and together meet the total degree requirement.

Minor

An academic minor within a degree program enables a student to make an inquiry into a discipline or field of study beyond the major or to investigate a particular content theme. It too should be organized around a specific set of objectives that are achieved through a series of courses. Minors are intended to provide limited competency in the subject. Course offerings in a minor may be centered in a specific department or drawn from several departments as in the case of a topical or thematic focus. Some specific requirements are included. Regental undergraduate minors typically consist of 18-24 semester credit hours. Flexibility typically is achieved by offering the student a choice from among a group of courses to complete the credits.

Specialization

A specialization is a designated plan of study, within an existing degree program. It provides a student an alternative to the primary format of the major or it may be one of several tracks within a broad major. It contains courses within the discipline(s) of the existing program. It is specified in the institutional catalog and is designated on the transcript.

Emphasis

An emphasis is a concentration within a major and is accomplished by individual student choices within a plan of study. For example, within a major on adult health the student may focus on the older adult. An emphasis is not regarded as a separate program. It may be described in the catalog, but not detailed as a specific plan of study. It is not specified on a transcript.

Degrees and Associated Majors

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SDSU offers the following degrees. Listed below the degrees are the major areas of study.


Agriculture and Biological Sciences

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      page(s)
Associate of Science in Agriculture
  General Agriculture   100, 196-197
Bachelor of Science in Agriculture
  Agricultural and Resource Economics   94, 137-138
  Agricultural Business   94, 138-139
  Agricultural Education, Communication, and Leadership   83, 124, 139-141
  Agricultural Systems Technology   83, 141-142
  Agronomy   121, 143-145
  Animal Science   84, 145-146
  Dairy Manufacturing   92, 175-176
  Dairy Production   92, 176-177
  General Agriculture   100, 196-197
  Horticulture   106, 210-212
  Landscape Architecture   106, 222-223
  Park and Recreation Management   106, 240-242
  Range Science   84, 251-253
Bachelor of Science in Biological Science
  Biology   86-87, 157-159
  Biotechnology   87, 160
  Environmental Management   99, 192-194
  Microbiology   111-112, 230-232
  Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences   127, 260-261

Arts and Sciences

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      page(s)
Bachelor of Arts in Arts and Sciences
  Art   124-125, 149-154
  Communication Studies and Theatre   91, 167-170
  Economics   94-95, 182-185
  English   98, 189-190
  French Studies   113, 196
  German   113, 200-201
  Global Studies   102-103, 202-204
  Graphic Design   123-124, 197-199
  History   105, 208-209
  Journalism  

107-108, 204-208, 217-222

  Music   113-114, 233-234
  Political Science   121, 247-248
  Sociology   122-123, 254-256
  Spanish   113, 257-258
Bachelor of Music Education
  Music Education   113-114, 234-235
Bachelor of Science in Arts and Sciences
  Art   124-125, 149-154
  Biochemistry   88-89, 156-157
  Biology   86-87, 157-159
  Chemistry   88-89, 163-164
  Clinical and Laboratory Sciences   88-89, 166-167
  Communication Studies and Theatre   91, 167-170
 

Economics

  94-95, 182-185
  Entrepreneurial Studies    98, 190-192
  Geographic Information Sciences   101, 198-199
  Geography   102, 199-200
  Global Studies   102-103, 202-204
  Graphic Design   125-126, 204-205
  History   105, 208-209
  Journalism   107-108, 217-222
  Mathematics   109, 225-229
  Microbiology   111-112, 230-232
  Music Merchandising   113-114, 235-236
  Political Science   121, 247-248
  Psychology   121-122, 248-250
  Sociology   122-123, 254-256

Education and Human Sciences

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      page(s)
Bachelor of Science
  Athletic Training   85-86, 154
  Health Physical Education and Recreation   103-104, 205-207
  Health Promotion   104-105, 207-208
  Park and Recreation Management   106, 240-242
Bachelor of Science in Aviation
  Aviation   86, 155-156
Bachelor of Science in Education
  Career and Technical Education   88, 124, 162
Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences
  Apparel Merchandising   93-94, 147
  Consumer Affairs   93-94, 173-174
  Early Childhood Education   106-107, 178-182
  Family and Consumer Sciences Education   106-107, 194-195
  Hospitality Management   116-117, 213-214
  Human Development and Family Studies   106-107, 214
  Interior Design   93-94, 217
  Nutrition and Food Science   116-117, 237-239

Engineering

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Bachelor of Science in Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
  Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering   82-83, 100, 134-136
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
  Civil Engineering   89-91, 165-166
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
  Computer Science   91, 170-172
Bachelor of Science in Construction Management
  Construction Management   97, 172
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
  Electrical Engineering   95-96, 185-186
Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering Technology
  Electronics Engineering Technology   97, 186-187
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics
  Mathematics   109, 225-229
Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics
  Engineering Physics   119-120, 187-188
Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management
  Industrial Management   97, 215-216
Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Engineering Technology
  Manufacturing Engineering Technology   97-98, 224-225
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
  Mechanical Engineering   110-111, 229-230
Bachelor of Science in Physics
  Physics   119-120, 245-247
Bachelor of Science in Safety Management
  Safety Management   98, 253-254
Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering
  Software Engineering   123, 256-257

 

General Studies

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Associate of Arts
  General Studies   100, 197
Bachelor of Applied Technical Science
  Applied Technical Science   85, 148-149
Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies
  Interdisciplinary Studies   107, 216-217

Nursing

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Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  Accelerated Nursing   114-116, 236-237
  Nursing   114-116, 236-237
  RN Upward Mobility   114-116, 236-237

Pharmacy

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      page(s)
Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences
  Pharmaceutical Sciences   118, 242-243

Graduate School

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    page(s)
Master of Arts *
Master of Education *
Master of Science *
Doctor of Nursing Practice    
Doctor of Pharmacy   242-243
Doctor of Philosophy *
     
* See Graduate School Catalog for majors in these degrees    

Majors Sorted by General Degree Type

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Associate of Arts (A.A.)
  General Studies   100, 197
Associate of Science in Agriculture (A.S.)
  General Agriculture   100, 196-197
Bachelor of Applied Technical Science (B.A.T.S.)
  Applied Technical Science   85, 148-149
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
  Art   124-125, 149-154
  Communication Studies and Theatre   91, 167-170
  Economics   94-95, 182-185
  English   98, 189-190
  French Studies   113, 196
  German   113, 200-201
  Global Studies   102-103, 202-204
  Graphic Design   125-126, 204-204
  History   105, 208-209
  Journalism and Mass Communication   107-108, 217-220
  Music   113-114, 233-234
  Political Science   121, 47-248
  Sociology   122-123, 254-256
  Spanish   113, 257-258
Bachelor of Music Education (B.M.E.)
  Music Education   113, 234-23
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
  Accelerated Nursing   114-116, 236-237
  Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering   82-83, 100, 134-13
  Agricultural and Resource Economics   94, 137-138
  Agricultural Business   94, 138-139
  Agricultural Education, Communication and Leadership   83, 124, 139-141
  Agricultural Systems Technology   83, 141-142
  Agronomy   121, 143-14
  Animal Science   84, 145-146
  Apparel Merchandising   93-94, 147
  Art   124-125, 149-154
  Athletic Training   85-86, 154
  Aviation   86, 155-15
  Biochemistry   156-157
  Biology (Ag)   86-87, 157-159
  Biology (Biol Sci)   86-87, 154-156
  Biotechnology (Biol Sci)    87,160
  Chemistry   88-89, 163-164
  Civil Engineering   89-91, 165-166
  Clinical and Laboratory Sciences   88-8, 166-169
  Communication Studies and Theatre   91, 167-170
  Computer Science   91, 170-171
  Construction Management   97, 172
  Consumer Affairs   93-94, 173-17
  Dairy Manufacturing   92, 175-176
  Dairy Production   92, 176-177
  Early Childhood Education   106-107, 178-182
  Economics   94-95, 182-185
  Electrical Engineering   95-96, 185-186
  Electronics Engineering Technology   97, 186-187
  Engineering Physics   119-120, 187-188
  Environmental Management   99, 192-194
  Family and Consumer Sciences Education   106-107, 194-195
  General Agriculture   100, 196-197
  Geographic Information Sciences   101, 198-199
  Geography   102, 199-200
  Global Studies   102-103, 202-204
  Graphic Design   125-126, 204-205
  Health Physical Education and Recreation   103-104, 205-207
  Health Promotion   104-105, 207-208
  History   105, 208-209
  Horticulture   106, 210-212
  Hospitality Management   116-117, 213-214
  Human Development and Family Studies   106-107, 214
  Industrial Management   97, 215-216
  Interdisciplinary Studies   107, 216-217
  Interior Design   93-94, 217
  Journalism and Mass Communication   107-108, 217-222
  Landscape Architecture   106, 222-223
  Manufacturing Engineering Technology   97-98, 224-225
  Mathematics (A&S)   109, 225-229
  Mathematics (ENGR)   109, 225-229
  Mechanical Engineering   110-111, 229-230
  Microbiology (Ag)   111-112, 230-232
  Microbiology (Biol Sci)   111-112, 230-232
  Music Merchandising   113-114, 235-236
  Nursing   114-116, 236-237
  Nutrition and Food Science   116-117, 237-239
  Park and Recreation Management   106, 240-242
  Pharmaceutical Sciences   118, 242-243
  Physics   119-120, 245-247
  Political Science   121, 247-248
  Psychology   121-122, 248-250
  Range Science   84, 251-253
  RN Upward Mobility   114-116, 236-237
  Safety Management   98, 253-254
  Sociology   122-123, 254-256
  Software Engineering   123, 256-257
  Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences   127, 260-267
Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.Ed.)
  Career and Technical Education   88, 124, 162
Master of Arts (M.A.)*
Master of Education (M.Ed.)*
Master of Science (M.S.)*
Doctor of Nursing Practice
   
Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.)   242-243
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)*
* See Graduate School Catalog for majors in these degree

All Authorized Majors, Minors, Certificates and Specializations

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PROGRAM OF STUDY   ADMINISTERED BY   PAGE
Accounting (minor)   ABS/Ag, A&S   134
Aerospace Studies (minor)   A&S   82, 134
Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (B.S.)   ENGR   82-83, 100, 134-136
  *Environmental Science and Engineering        
  *Food and Biological Materials Engineering        
Agricultural and Resource Economics (B.S.)   ABS/Ag   94, 137-138
Agricultural Business (B.S., minor)   ABS/Ag   94, 138-139
Agricultural Education, Communication, Leadership (B.S.)   ABS/Ag   83, 124, 139-141
  *Education        
  *Communication        
  *Leadership        
Agricultural Engineering (Ph.D.)   Grad   See Graduate Catalog
Agricultural Marketing (minor)   ABS/Ag   141
Agricultural Systems Technology (B.S., minor)   ABS/Ag   83, 141-142
  *Business        
  *Environmental Science and Engineering        
  *Environmental Systems        
  *Processing        
  *Production        
Agronomy (B.S., Ph.D., minor)   ABS/Ag   121, 143-145
  *Business        
  *Pest Management        
  *Production        
  *Science        
American Indian Studies (minor)   A&S   84, 145
Animal Science (B.S., M.S., Ph.D., minor)   ABS/Ag   84, 145-146
  *Business and Production        
  *Science        
Apparel Merchandising (B.S.)   EHS   93-94, 147
Apparel Studies (minor)   EHS   93-94, 147
Applied Information Technology (minor)   A&S   84-85, 147
Applied Technical Science (B.A.T.S.)   GS   85, 148-149
  *Allied Health        
  *Applied Agriculture        
  *General Supervision        
  *General Technology        
  *Industrial Sales        
  *Industrial Supervision        
Art (E) (B.A., B.S., minor)   A&S   124-125, 149-154
  *Art Education        
  *Visual Arts (painting/printmaking, ceramics/sculpture, general art)        
Athletic Training (B.S.)   EHS   85-86, 154
Aviation (B.S., minor)   EHS   86, 155-156
  *Aviation Education        
  *Aviation Maintenance Management        
  *Aviation Management        
Biochemistry (B.S.)   A&S   88-89, 156-157
Biological Sciences (M.S.)   Grad   See Graduate Catalog
  *Biology        
  *Dairy Science        
  *Food and BioMaterials Processing        
  *Horticulture Science        
  *Human Nutrition and Food Science        
  *Microbiology        
  *Pharmaceutical Science        
  *Veterinary Microbiology        
  *Veterinary Pathology        
Biological Sciences (Ph.D.)   Grad   See Graduate Catalog
  *Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering        
  *Animal and Range Sciences        
  *Biology        
  *Dairy Science        
  *Fisheries Science        
  *Human Nutrition and Food Science        
  *Microbiology        
  *Molecular Biology        
  *Pharmaceutical Science        
  *Plant Molecular Biology        
  *Plant Science        
  *Veterinary Microbiology        
  *Veterinary Pathobiology        
Biology (E) (B.S., minor)   ABS/BS, A&S   86-87, 157-159
  *Ecology        
  *Organismal Biology        
  *PreProfessional        
  *Secondary Education        
Biomedical Engineering (minor)   ENGR   87, 159
Biorenewable Resources (minor)   ABS   159-160
Biotechnology (B.S., minor)   ABS/BS, A&S   87, 160
Botany (minor)   ABS/BS   87, 161
Business Area Studies   ABS   88, 161
Business (minor)   A&S   162
Career and Technical Education (B.S.E.D.)   EHS   88, 124, 162
Chemistry (E) (B.S., M.S., Ph.D., minor)   A&S, Grad   88-89, 163-164
  *American Chemical Society (ACS) Certified        
Civil Engineering (B.S.)   ENGR   89-91, 165-166
  *Environmental Science and Engineering        
Clinical and Laboratory Sciences (B.S.)   A&S   88-89, 166-167
  *Clinical Laboratory        
  *Industrial Laboratory        
Communication Studies and Journalism, (M.S.)   Grad   See Graduate Catalog
Communication Studies and Theatre (E) (B.A., B.S., minor)   A&S   91, 167-170
  *Speech Communication        
  *Speech Education        
  *Theatre        
Computational Science and Statistics (Ph.D.)   Grad   See Graduate Catalog
Computer Application (certificate)   GS   91
Computer Science (E) (B.S., minor)   ENGR   91, 170-172
Construction Management (B.S.)   ENGR   172
Consumer Affairs (B.S., minor)   EHS   93-94, 173-174
Counseling and Human Resource Development (M.S.)   Grad   92, See Graduate Catalog
Criminal Justice (minor)   A&S   92, 174
Curriculum and Instruction (M.Ed.)   Grad   See Graduate Catalog
Dairy Manufacturing (B.S.)   ABS/Ag   92, 175-176
  *Business        
  *Microbiology        
  *Science        
Dairy Production (B.S.)   ABS/Ag   92, 176-177
  *Business        
  *Science        
Dance (minor)   EHS   93, 177
Early Childhood Education (E) (B.S.)   EHS   106, 178-182
  *Cooperative Program with BHSU, DSU, NSU, and USD        
  *Early Childhood Birth to Age 5        
  *Early Childhood Birth to Age 8        
Economics (E) (B.A., B.S., M.S., minor)   A&S   94-95, 182-185
  *Business Economics        
Educational Administration (M.Ed.)   Grad   95, See Graduate Catalog
Electrical Engineering (B.S., Ph.D.)   ENGR   95-96, 185-186
Electronics Engineering Technology (B.S.)   ENGR   97, 186-187
Engineering (M.S.)   Grad   See Graduate Catalog
Engineering Physics (B.S.)   ENGR   119-120, 187-188
English (E) (B.A., M.A., minor)   A&S   98, 189-190
  *English Education        
Entrepreneurial Studies (B.S., minor)   VPAA   98, 190-192
  *Social Entrepreneurship        
  *Technology Management        
Entrepreneurship (certificate)   VPAA   98,192
Environmental Management (B.S.)   ABS/BS   99, 192-194
  *Environmental Science and Engineering        
Equine Studies (minor)   ABS   84, 146, 194
European Studies (minor)   A&S   99, 194
Family and Consumer Sciences (M.S.)   Grad   See Graduate Catalog
  *Merchandising        
Family and Consumer Sciences Education (E) (B.S.)   EHS   106, 194-195
Financial Planning for Families and Farms (certificate)   EHS   See Graduate Catalog
Food Safety (minor)   EHS   195
French Studies (E) (B.A., minor)   A&S   113, 196
  *Modern Language Business-Economics        
  *Teaching        
General Agriculture (A.S, B.S.)   ABS/Ag   100, 196-197
General Studies (A.A.)   GS   100, 197
General Studies (undecided majors)   GS, NonDegree   74
Geographic Information Sciences (B.S., certificate, minor)   A&S, ENGR, Grad   100, 198-199
Geography (E) (B.S., M.S., minor)   A&S   102, 199-200
Geospacial Science and Engineering (Ph.D.)   Grad   See Graduate Catalog
German (E) (B.A., minor)   A&S   113, 200-201
  *Modern Language Business-Economics        
  *Teaching        
Gerontology (minor)   EHS & NURS, Grad   102, 201
Global Agriculture (minor)   ABS   201-202
Global Studies (B.A., B.S., minor)   A&S   102-103, 202-204
Graphic Design (B.A., B.S.)   A&S   125-126, 204-205
Health Education (minor)   EHS   205
Health, Physical Education and Recreation (E) (B.S., M.S.)   EHS   103-104, 205-207
  *Teaching        
Health Promotion (B.S.)   EHS   104-105, 207-208
Health Science (minor)   NURS   105, 208
History (E) (B.A., B.S., minor)   A&S   105, 208-209
  *Teaching        
Honors College   VPAA   76, 209-210
Horticulture (B.S., minor)   ABS/Ag   106, 210-212
  *Business        
  *Food Crops        
  *Production        
  *Turfgrass        
Hospitality Management (B.S., minor)   EHS   116-117, 213-214
  *Foodservice Management        
  *Hotel and Hospitality Management        
Human Development and Family Studies (B.S.)   EHS   106-107, 214
Human Development, Child and Family Studies (minor)   EHS   215
Industrial Management (B.S., M.S.)   ENGR, Grad   97, 215-216, See Graduate Catalog
  *Industrial Sales        
Interdisciplinary Studies (B.S.)        
Interior Design (B.S., minor)   EHS   93-94, 217
Journalism (E) (B.A., B.S., minor)   A&S   107-108, 217-222
  *Advertising        
  *Broadcast Journalism        
  *Media Production        
  *News Editorial        
Landscape Architecture (B.S.)   ABS/Ag   106, 222-223
Latin American Studies (minor)   A&S   108, 223
Leadership (minor)        
Leadership and Management of Nonprofit Organizations (minor)   EHS   109, 224
Manufacturing Engineering Technology (B.S.)   ENGR   97, 224-225
Marketing (minor)   A&S   94-95, 225
Mathematics (E) (B.S., M.S., minor)   A&S, ENGR   109, 225-229
  *Statistics (B.S., M.S.)        
  *Teaching        
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)   ENGR   110-111, 229-230
Merchandising (minor, post baccalaureate certificate)   GRAD   See Graduate Catalog
Microbiology (E) (B.S., minor)   ABS/BS, A&S   111-112, 230-232
  *Environmental and Applied        
  *Infectious Disease        
  *Microbiology        
Military Science (minor)   A&S   112, 233
Music (B.A., minor)   A&S   113-114, 233-234
Music Education (B.M.E.)   A&S   113-114, 234-235
Music Merchandising (B.S.)   A&S   113-114, 235-236
Nursing (B.S., M.S., Ph.D.)   NURS   114-116, 236-237
Nursing, Accelerated (B.S.)        
Nursing, RN Upward Mobility (B.S.)        
Nursing Practice (DNP)   GRAD   See Graduate Catalog
Nutrition and Food Science (B.S., minor)   EHS   116-117, 237-239
  *Dietetics        
  *Food Science        
  *Nutritional Sciences        
Nutritional Sciences (M.S., Ph.D.)   GRAD   See Graduate Catalog
Park and Recreation Management (B.S.)   ABS/EHS   106, 240-242
  *Park Management        
  *Recreation Administration        
Pest Management (minor)   ABS   120-121, 242
Pharmaceutical Sciences (B.S., Ph.D.)   PHARM   116
Pharmacy (Pharm.D.)   PHARM   78, 118, 242-243
Philosophy (minor)   A&S   78, 118, 242-243
Physical Education (minor)   A&S   244
Physics (E) (B.S., minor)   ENGR   119-120, 245-247
  *Science Teaching        
Planning (minor)   Grad   120, See Graduate Catalog
Plant Science (M.S.)   Grad   121, See Graduate Catalog
  *Agronomy        
  *Entomology        
  *Plant Pathology        
Political Science (E) (B.A., B.S., minor)   A&S   121, 247-248
Post Master’s for Family Nurse Practitioners (certificate)   NURS   See Graduate Catalog
Post Master’s for Nurse Educators (certificate)   NURS   See Graduate Catalog
Professional Writing (minor)   A&S   98, 248
Psychology (E) (B.S., minor)   A&S   121-122, 248-250
  *Graduate School Preparation        
  *Psychological Services        
  *Teaching        
Range Science (B.S., minor)   ABS/Ag   84, 251-253
  *Range Livestock Production        
  *Rangeland Ecology and Habitat Management        
  *Rangeland Resource Conservation        
Reading, System (minor)   EHS   122, 253
Recreation Administration (minor)   EHS   106, 242
Religion (minor)   A&S   118, 253
Rural Sociology (M.S.)   Grad   See Graduate Catalog
Safety Management (B.S.)   ENGR   98, 253-254
Secondary Education (certificate)   EHS   67-69
Sociology (E) (B.A., B.S., Ph.D., minor)   A&S   122-123, 254-256
  *Human Resources        
  *Human Services        
  *Pre-Social Work        
  *Teaching        
Software Engineering (B.S.)   ENGR   123, 256-257
Spanish (E) (B.A., minor)   A&S   113, 257-258
  *Modern Language Business-Economics        
  *Teaching        
Statistics (M.S., minor)   GRAD/ENGR   See Graduate Catalog, 258
Teaching Minors   EHS   124, 259
  Biological Science        
  General Science        
  Language Arts        
  Physical Science        
  Social Science        
Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences (B.S., M.S., Ph.D.)   ABS/BS   127, 260-261
Women’s Studies (minor)   A&S   127, 261
Zoology (E) (minor)   ABS/BS, A&S   127, 261

 

PRE-PROFESSIONAL AREAS OF STUDY   ADMINISTERED BY   PAGE
Pre- Chiropractic (3-4 years)   GS   89, 164-165
Pre- Dental (4 years)   GS   93, 177-178
Pre- Law (4 years)   GS   108
Pre- Medicine (4 years)   GS   111, 230
Pre- Ministerial (4 years)   GS   112, 233
Pre- Mortuary   GS   113, 233
Pre- Occupational Therapy (2-4 years)   GS   117, 239
Pre- Optometry (2-4 years)   GS   117, 239-240
Pre- Physical Therapy (4 years)   GS   118, 244
Pre- Physician Assistant (2 years)   GS   118, 244
Pre- Veterinary Medicine (2-3 years)   ABS   125, 259-260

Key to Units Administering Individual Curriculums

A&S   College of Arts and Sciences
ABS/Ag   College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences, Agriculture Curriculum
ABS/BS   College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences, Biological Science Curriculum
ENGR   College of Engineering
EHS   College of Education and Human Sciences
GS   College of General Studies
NURS   College of Nursing
PHARM   College of Pharmacy
GRAD   Graduate School
VPAA   Vice President for Academic Affairs
*   Specialization (area within a major)
(E)   Education curriculum available with these majors

Organizational Structure of SDSU

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Office of Academic Affairs

Agriculture and Biological Sciences

  • Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
  • Animal and Range Sciences
  • Biology and Microbiology
  • Dairy Science
  • Economics
  • Horticulture, Forestry, Landscape and Parks
  • Plant Science
  • Rural Sociology
  • Veterinary Science
  • Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences

Arts and Sciences

  • Air Force ROTC
  • Army ROTC
  • Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Comm. Studies and Theatre
  • English
  • Geography
  • History and Political Science
  • Journalism and Mass Comm.
  • Modern Languages
  • Music
  • Philosophy and Religion
  • Psychology
  • Visual Arts

Education and Human Sciences

  • Counseling and Human Resource Development
  • Design, Merchandising, and Consumer Sciences
  • Educational Leadership
  • Health, Physical Education and Recreation
  • Human Development
  • Nutrition, Food Science, and Hospitality
  • Teacher Education

Engineering

  • Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Engineering Technology and Management
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physics

General Studies

  • BATS Program
  • Career and Academic Planning Center
  • Interdisciplinary/ General Studies

Honors College

Nursing

  • Graduate Nursing
  • Nursing Student Services
  • Undergraduate Nursing

Pharmacy

  • Pharmacy Practice
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences

Graduate School

Office of Continuing and Extended Education

  • Distance Education
  • Outreach Programs

 

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