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2021-2022 SDSM&T Academic Catalog 
2021-2022 SDSM&T Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bachelor of Science General Education Requirements

(BOR 2:7)

The required core is listed below as well as the courses currently offered through South Dakota Mines. 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.