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2019-2020 SDSM&T Academic Catalog 
2019-2020 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 Written Communication

Goal #1: Students will write effectively and responsibly and understand and interpret the written expression of others.

Credit Hours: 6 hours


Goal #2 Oral Communication

Student will communicate effectively and responsibly through listening and speaking.

Credit Hours: 3 hours


Curriculum Notes

Mines students pursuing a BS degree are recommended to take a sequence of ENGL 101, ENGL 279, and ENGL 289 to complete Goals #1 and #2.

Goal #3 Social Sciences

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

Goal #4 Humanities

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 Mathematics

Students will understand and apply fundamental mathematical processes and reasoning. 

Credit Hours: 3 hours


Goal #6 Natural Sciences

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