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Science, Technology, and Society

South Dakota School of Mines & Technology

48 months
15400 USD/year
15400 USD/year
11020 USD/year
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The Science, Technology, and Society (IS-STS) specialization at South Dakota School of Mines & Technology combines a strong science background with a firm grounding in environmental, social and science policy issues. 


Science, Technology, and Society Students at South Dakota School of Mines & Technology pursue a science concentration or a minor in a science field, which is complemented by studies in areas such as political science, history, humanities, English, and philosophy. Working closely with your advisor, you can tailor a curriculum that provides a broad base of multidisciplinary knowledge and promotes strong analytical and communication skills. 

The programme

Coursework will prepare you for additional study in law school, public policy and community development programs, or even accelerated teacher certification programs. Potential careers include positions in community and government agencies, in science and technology companies, in the military, or as law enforcement officers, science and math teachers, and science lobbyists.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Explorations
  • Intro to Science, Tech, & Society
  • Writing & Research in the Inter. Sci.
  • Undergraduate Research/Scholarship

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

No deadline for admission. However, all international applicants should submit their documents at least three months prior to the start of the semester.


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed online application and the State of South Dakota application fee of $20.00. 
  • Academic credentials (translated into English). 
  • SAT or ACT scores - Math sub-scores should be a minimum of 590 on the SAT or 25 on the ACT.
  • Evaluation of academic credentials
  • Financial information documenting ability to pay. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15400 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 15400 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    15400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15400 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    11020 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11020 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Rapid City

860 - 1300 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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