Thirty-six (36) credits of the 120 credits required for graduation must be at a junior or senior level (courses numbered 300 or above).
1 A minimum of twelve (12) semester hours of approved mathematics and computer sciences is required, including Math 123 or a math course requiring Math 123 as its prerequisite. Math 102 and Math 120 may be used towards graduation requirements for the IS-HLTH degree.
2 A minimum of twenty-four (24) semester hours of university-approved humanities and social sciences is required. This minimum includes six (6) hours of general education coursework in Humanities, six (6) hours of general education coursework in Social Sciences, six (6) hours of upper division Humanities, and six (6) hours of upper division Social Sciences. Pre-health students are advised to take PSYC 101, SOC 100, and upper division psychology courses in preparation for professional school admission exams.
3 All IS specializations require a minimum of thirty (30) semester hours of natural sciences, including a minimum of three (3) semester hours in chemistry (Chem 112 or higher), three (3) semester hours in biology (Biol 121 or higher), and twelve (12) semester hours at the upper division. Of the thirty hours required in natural sciences, a minimum of six (6) credits must be sequential. The Professional Health Sciences specialization requires one year of general biology with labs, one year of general chemistry with labs, and one year of anatomy/physiology with labs. For information on specific requirements, IS majors are advised to consult their advisors and the worksheet for their career areas (e.g., pre-med, pre-PT, pre-PA) available from the IS website: www.sdsmt.edu/is.
4 Program-approved electives may include additional coursework in math, computer science, and the natural sciences. Students are expected to identify a science concentration and are encouraged to pursue a science minor (e.g., applied biological sciences or chemistry) as appropriate to their specialization. A total of 60 hours in math, computer science, and natural sciences is required. Elective credits may include additional college coursework at the 100 level or above in math, computer science, sciences, humanities, social sciences, business, military science, or engineering as needed to meet the required minimums or to qualify for a science minor.
5 Fulfills General Education requirement. Students should consult the “General Education Requirements ” section of this catalog for a complete listing of all general education requirements.