Sep 25, 2020  
2018-2019 SDSM&T Academic Catalog 
2018-2019 SDSM&T Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bachelor of Science General Education Requirements

General education core requirements must be completed within the ninety (90) credits. Requests for exceptions to the timeline of these general education requirements must be approved by the student’s advisor and by the Vice President for Academic Affairs/Provost. The required core is listed below as well as the courses currently offered through SD Mines. See BOR policy 2:7 for more information on General Education Requirements. For a complete list of courses that will fullfill the requirements, see the General Education Requirements Checklist .

Goal #1 and #2

Goal #1: Students will write effectively and responsibly and understand and interpret the written expression of others. Goal #2: Students will communicate effectively and responsibly through speaking and listening.

Credit Hours: 6 hours (Goal #1)/3 hours (Goal #2)


Goal #3

Students will understand the organization, potential, and diversity of the human community through study of the social sciences.

Goal #4

Students will understand the diversity and complexity of the human experience through study of the arts and humanities.

Credit Hours: 6 hours in two disciplines or in a sequence of foreign language courses)


Curriculum Notes

1 Repeatable for up to 3 credits towards partial satisfaction of Goal 4 Humanities requirement.

Goal #5

Students will understand and apply fundamental mathematical processes and reasoning. 

Credit Hours: 3 hours


Goal #6

Students will understand the fundamental principles of the natural sciences and apply scientific methods of inquiry to investigate the natural world.