1 A minimum of thirty (30) 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, nine (9) hours of upper division Humanities, and nine (9) hours of upper division Social Sciences.
2 The STS degree requires 29 semester hours of natural sciences and engineering. A minimum of 8 lower-division general education credits in science. A minimum of 15 upper-division credits in science and engineering is required. Students pursuing the Science, Technology, and Society degree are encouraged to select a minor in a science field (e.g., atmospheric science, biology, computer science, environmental science, geology, geospatial technology, mathematics, physics). A total of 38 hours in math, computer sciences, natural sciences and engineering is required. Students should consult with their advisors to determine the most appropriate science courses and sequence for their minors and for their career paths. The worksheet for the STS degree is available from the STS website: https://www.sdsmt.edu/sts/.
3 Fulfills General Education requirement. Students should consult the “General Education Requirements ” section of this catalog for a complete listing of all general education requirements.
General Requirements for Graduation
STS students are responsible to check with their advisors for any program modifications that may occur after the publication of this catalog.
I. IS Core Courses (IS 201, HUM 200, IS 401, IS 498) 12 credits
II. English sequence (ENGL 101, ENGL 279, ENGL 289) 9 credits
III. Math min 6 credits
IV. Natural Sciences and Engineering 29 credits
8 credits minimum 100-200 level general education
15 credits minimum 300-400 level Natural Sciences or Engineering
6 credits of other required courses
V. Humanities and Social Sciences 45 credits
6 credits Humanities general education
6 credits Social Sciences general education
9 credits minimum Humanities upper division
9 credits minimum Social Science upper division
15 credits of other required courses
VI. Free Electives 19 credits
120 Credits required for graduation