To help our students plan for completing and paying for a degree in four years, we provide these plan of study guides as well as a total cost for the total four-year, 120 credit hour program. 

A variety of common factors may affect completion in four years. For example, some students may need to enroll in Math and English courses to prepare for the required courses listed in the four-year plans; some students may pursue two majors; and many students change their major before they graduate. Students should always consult their advisors before completing their schedules.

The estimated costs are calculated for the full four years to complete the program based on the current year tuition and fee rates. Room and board, books and other living and incidental expenses are in addition to the costs listed. Estimates for those costs are available through the undergraduate Admissions Office . Other factors may impact estimated costs such as additional required courses, change of majors, and tuition and fee increases in future years approved by the Board of Regents. Prospective students should consult the Office of Undergraduate Admissions for assistance. Current students should direct their questions to the Business Office at: 605-677-5613 or

Cost difference between programs is due to the use of laboratory or discipline fees collected to benefit the student. SDBOR policy 5:5:4 notes that program fees shall be used to purchase instructional equipment and supplies and pay other operating costs for high cost disciplines. The funds are also available to supplement salaries for faculty within the discipline. The dollars should be used such that they benefit the students enrolled in the discipline. The FY18 approved fee schedule may be accessed at:

*Total Program Tuition and Fees estimates for 2017-18 will be posted approximately than July 31, 2017. Current approved tuition and fees may be found at:

Field of Study Program Guide Total Program Tuition and Fees 2017-18*
(Four years/120 credit hours)
College of Arts and Sciences
Anthropology (B.A.) *Current Tuition and Fees are being calculated for each program, please check back in the near future for updates. Thank you.
Anthropology (B.S.)
Biology - Conservation and Biodiversity (B.S.)
Biology - Physiology, Cell and Molecular (B.S.)
Chemistry - American Chemical Society (ACS) (B.S.)
Chemistry - Coordinate (B.S.)
Communication Sciences and Disorders (B.A.)
Communication Sciences and Disorders (B.S.)
Communication Studies (B.A.)
Communication Studies (B.S.)
Computer Science (B.A.)
Computer Science (B.S.)
Criminal Justice (B.A.)
Criminal Justice (B.S.)
Earth Sciences (B.S.)
Economics (B.A.)
Economics (B.S.)
English (B.A.)
English (B.A., Creative Writing)
English (B.S.)
English (B.S., Creative Writing)
French and Francophone Studies (B.A.)
German (B.A.)
History (B.A.)
History (B.S.)
International Studies (B.A.)
Mathematics (B.S.)
Media & Journalism (B.A., Journalism)
Media & Journalism (B.S., Journalism)
Media & Journalism (B.A., Strategic Communication)
Media & Journalism (B.S., Strategic Communication)
Medical Biology (B.S.)
Native American Studies (B.A.)
Native American Studies (B.A., Lakota Studies)
Philosophy (B.A.)
Philosophy (B.A., Ethics, Law, and Society)
Philosophy (B.S.)
Philosophy (B.S., Ethics, Law, and Society)
Physics (B.S.)
Physics (B.S., Applied Physics)
Political Science (B.A.)
Political Science (B.S.)
Psychology (B.A.)
Psychology (B.S.)
Sociology (B.A.)
Sociology (B.S.)
Spanish (B.A.)
Sport Marketing & Media (B.A.)
Sport Marketing & Media (B.S.)
Sustainability (B.A., Natural Sciences)
Sustainability (B.S., Natural Sciences)
Sustainability (B.A., Social Sciences)
Sustainability (B.S., Social Sciences)
Beacom School of Business
Accounting (B.B.A.)
Business Administration (B.B.A.)
Economics (B.B.A.)
Finance (B.B.A.)
Health Services Administration (B.B.A.)
Human Resources Management (B.B.A.)
Innovation and Entrepreneurship (B.B.A.)
Management (B.B.A.)
Marketing (B.B.A.)
Operation Analytics (B.B.A.)
School of Education
Elementary Education (B.S.Ed.)
Elementary Education & Early Childhood Emphasis (B.S.Ed.)
Elementary Education & Kindergarten Education Emphasis (B.S.Ed.)
Elementary & Special Education (B.S.Ed.)
Kinesiology (Exercise Science) (B.S.)
Kinesiology (Sport Management) (B.S.)
Secondary Education & Biology Education (B.S.Ed.)
Secondary Education & English Education (B.S.Ed.)
Secondary Education & History Education (B.S.Ed.)
Secondary Education & Mathematics Education (B.S.Ed.)
Secondary Education & Physical Education (B.S.Ed.)
Secondary Education & Spanish Education (B.S.Ed.)
Secondary Education & Speech Communication Education (B.S.Ed.)
College of Fine Arts
Art (B.F.A.)
Art Education (B.F.A.)
Music Education (B.M.)
Music Performance (B.M.)
Musical Arts (B.M.A.)
Theatre (B.F.A., Acting)
Theatre (B.F.A., Design/Technology)
Theatre (B.F.A., Musical Theatre)
Theatre (B.F.A., Theatre)
School of Health Sciences
Addiction Studies (B.S.)
Dental Hygiene (B.S.)
Health Sciences (B.S.)
Health Sciences (B.S., Paramedic)
Medical Laboratory Science (B.S.)
Nursing (B.S.N.)
Social Work (B.S.)