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Tuition and Fees by Major

Four-Year (120 hours) Program Tuition & Fees

The table below provides South Dakota with an estimate of tuition and fees for each major, based on a four-year program (120 hours) at 2014-2015 rates. A program guide outlining each field's curriculum, is available by clicking on a field of study.

Room and board, books and other living and incidental expenses are in addition to the costs listed. Estimates for on-campus housing, meal plans and books are available through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions

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. Please consult with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions for assistance.

Additional Information:


Field of Study | Program Guide
Total Four-Year Program
Cost for Tuition & Fees
(120 hrs)*
College of Arts and Sciences  
Anthropology (B.A.) $32,267
Anthropology (B.S.) $32,534
Biology - Conservation and Biodiversity (B.S.) $33,417
Biology - Physiology, Cell and Molecular (B.S.) $33,426
Chemistry - American Chemical Society (ACS) (B.S.) $35,548
Chemistry - Coordinate (B.S.) $34,891
Communication Sciences and Disorders (B.A.)  $33,048
Communication Sciences and Disorders (B.S.) $33,161
Communication Studies (B.A.) $32,267
Communication Studies (B.S.) $32,512
Computer Science (B.A.) $33,612
Computer Science (B.S.) $33,970
Criminal Justice (B.A.) $32,267
Criminal Justice (B.S.) $32,534
Earth Science (B.S.) $33,383
Economics (B.A.) $33,387
Economics (B.S.) $33,413
English (B.A.) $32,267
English (B.A., Creative Writing) $32,267
English (B.S.) $32,512
English (B.S., Creative Writing) $32,446
French (B.A.) $32,267
German (B.A.) $32,267
History (B.A.) $32,267
History (B.S.) $32,512
International Studies (B.A.) $32,267
Mathematics (B.S.) $33,709
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 Studies (B.A.) $32,267
Native Studies (B.A., Lakota Language) $32,267
Native Studies (B.A., Oceti Sakowim Oyate Studies) $32,267
Philosophy (B.A.) $32,267
Philosophy (B.S.) $32,446
Physics (B.S.)  $35,900
Political Science (B.A.)  $32,267
Political Science (B.S.)  $32,512
Psychology (B.A.) $32,323
Psychology (B.S.) $32,581
Sociology (B.A.) $32,267
Sociology (B.S.) $32,390
Spanish (B.A.) $32,267
Sustainability (B.A., Natural Sciences) $32,493
Sustainability (B.S., Natural Sciences) $32,647
Sustainability (B.A., Social Sciences) $32,493
Sustainability (B.S., Social Sciences) $32,647
Beacom School of Business  
Accounting (B.B.A.) $34,332
Business Administration (B.B.A.)

Economics (B.B.A.) $34,246
Finance (B.B.A.) $34,246
Health Services Administration (B.B.A.) $34,246
Human Resources Management (B.B.A.) $34,332
Management (B.B.A.) $34,217
Marketing (B.B.A.) $34,246

School of Education  
Elementary Education (B.S.Ed.)  $33,019
Elementary Education & Early Childhood Emphasis (B.S.Ed.) 
Elementary Education & Kindergarten Education Emphasis (B.S.Ed.)  $34,088
Elementary & Special Education (B.S.Ed.)  $34,623
Kinesiology (Exercise Science) (B.S.) $32,652
Kinesiology (Sport Management) (B.S.) $32,596
Secondary Education & Biology Education (B.S.Ed.) $33,619
Secondary Education & English Education (B.S.Ed.) $32,925
Secondary Education & History Education (B.S.Ed.) $32,925
Secondary Education & Mathematics Education (B.S.Ed.) $33,910
Secondary Education & Physical Education (B.S.Ed.) $32,925
Secondary Education & Spanish Education (B.S.Ed.) $32,925
Secondary Education & Speech Communication Education (B.S.Ed.) $32,925

College of Fine Arts  
Art (B.F.A.) $31,709
Art Education (B.F.A.) $32,971
Music Education (B.M.) $35,839
Music Performance (B.M.) $33,409
Music (B.F.A.) $32,594
Theatre (B.F.A., Acting) $32,392
Theatre (B.F.A., Design/Technology)  $32,380
Theatre (B.F.A., Musical Theatre)   $32,511
Theatre (B.F.A., Theatre) $32,380

School of Health Sciences  
Addiction Studies (B.S.) $32,267
Dental Hygiene (B.S.) $38,561
Health Sciences (B.S.) $36,917
Medical Laboratory Science (B.S.) $33,039
Nursing (B.S.N.) $37,987
Social Work (B.S.) $37,778


* Based on 2014-15 Tuition and Fees. 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