In the Exploratory Studies program at South Dakota State University , students explore options by weighing pros and cons of majors and interest areas, and applying that knowledge to selecting a major. Exploratory Studies is the most common program chosen by SDSU first-year students, and a good fit if you are unsure of your major and career focus.
Benefits of the academic and career success courses include:
- Saving time and money by finding the right major early in your college career
- Raising awareness of yet to be discovered majors and careers
- Utilizing career research resources to make an informed major/career decision based on your interests
- Selecting a major by the end of the first year at SDSU (on average, 80-90% of Exploratory Studies students declare a major by the end of their first year)
- Experiencing greater overall satisfaction with your college experience by focusing on a holistic approach to success
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Exploratory Studies Course Tracks:
- Education, Social Sciences and Management (focusing on working with others)
- Humanities, Fine Arts and Design (developing and creating something meaningful)
- Health Sciences (having a career that focuses on helping others)
- Engineering, Technology and Math (thinking in numbers and working with concrete resources)
- Agriculture and Natural Sciences(working in a hands-on environment)
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- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , International
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For admission to SDSU, we look for one of the following academic achievements:
- An ACT composite score or ACT superscore of 18 or SAT Math and Reading/Writing subscore total of 970 or
- Level 3 or higher on Math and English Language Arts Smarter Balance Assessment or
- A high school cumulative GPA of 2.6 or higher or
- A ranking in the top 60 percent of graduating class.
Students should also complete the following core courses with a “C” average or above:
- 4 years of English (or ACT English subscore of 18 or above).
- 3 years of advanced math—Algebra I and higher (or ACT math subscore of 20).
- 3 years of laboratory science (or ACT science reasoning subscore of 17).
- 3 years of social science (or ACT reading subscore of 17).
- 1 year of fine arts (or AP Fine Arts score of 3 or above) Includes vocal, instrumental and studio arts.
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International11280 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 376 USD per credit during 48 months.
National11280 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 376 USD per credit during 48 months.
In-State7770 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 259 USD per credit during 48 months.
Living costs for Brookings
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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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.