48 months
376 USD/credit 11280 USD/year
376 USD/credit 11280 USD/year
259 USD/credit 7770 USD/year
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A Bachelor of Fine Arts in Architecture degree at South Dakota State University  is recommended for those who want a studio-based liberal arts education in architecture as their first post-secondary experience.  Students in this program typically come from high school, community colleges / technical institutes, and transfer from other majors. 

Visit the official programme website for more information


Architects draw to understand, to manage, and to explain.  For 600 years architects have been imagining new places and advocating for old ones.  We are the keepers of the built environment.  We stand on the history of the profession to draw dreams of possible futures.  Our practice is a dance to draw out and construct our client’s desire so that it shapes a greater public good.  The sum of our work defines the quality of our cities. 

This Architecture degree at South Dakota State University   will be a good fit if you:

  • Do it to understand it
  • Think through drawing
  • Like to explain how to do things
  • Grow from travel
  • Learn better when studying in a team

Career Opportunities

  • Architect (w/ completed professional M.Arch. degree)
  • City Manager / Municipal Official
  • Architectural Technician
  • Historic Preservation
  • City Planner

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed online application Note: New and transferring international (F-1 visa) undergraduate students should be at least 17 years of age by the time they begin their studies at SDSU.
    • Grade Point Average (GPA)

    New undergraduate students should have the equivalent of a 2.6 GPA on a 4.0 scale in the US

    Transfer students who have completed 30 or more credits at another US college or university should have a 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.   

    • Academic Records
    • English Language Proficiency
    • All new undergraduate students (not transfer students) are required to provide proof of their English language proficiency. Scores must be submitted within two years of taking the test. Students from certain countries and based on their educational background may not have to submit scores.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    11280 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 376 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • National

    11280 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 376 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • In-State

    7770 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 259 USD per credit during 48 months.

Living costs for Brookings

1085 - 1888 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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