May 22, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Bachelor of Science General Education Requirements


(AAC 2.3.7.ABOR 2.3.7)

The courses listed below for the General Education requrirments are 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


Courses offered:

Goal #2 Oral Communication


Student will communicate effectively and responsibly through listening and speaking.

Credit Hours: 3 hours


Courses offered:

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.

Credit Hours: 6 hours in two different disciplines (prefixes)


Courses offered:

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 different disciplines (prefixes) or in a sequence of foreign language courses


Courses offered:

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


Courses offered:

Curriculum Notes


Most majors will require a specifc math general education course to be taken. Please consult your major’s requirements for more details.

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.

Curriculum Notes


Most majors will require specifc science general education courses to be taken. Please consult your major’s requirements for more details.

*One lab course is required to meet this Goal.