Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020
Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020
Welcome to Dakota State University
Dakota State University provides students with an exciting, supportive and challenging educational experience. It is truly a unique university where students are surrounded by an information technology rich environment and a faculty and staff that care about the success of our students. It is a place where the excitement about learning is not just something we talk about but something we live everyday.
DSU has been recognized regionally and nationally as a leader in the integration of technology in the learning experiences of all our students. In every area of study you will find that your learning is enhanced by this access to cutting edge information. Whether you are interested in working with computers in the information technology field, teaching in a classroom, developing and managing a business, or applying this knowledge in an entertainment venue, your ability to access, organize, analyze and present information becomes a key to success. Dakota State is South Dakota's "New University for a New Era" and we take this role very seriously.
This catalog will bring you an introduction to the kinds of "learning opportunities" that will prepare you for a career and help you develop skills that will make you successful in whatever field you might choose.
At Dakota State University we are "focused" on student success. Our ever changing world of new technologies and new challenges demands that our students receive an education that sets them apart.
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Features of the Online Catalog
The online catalog contains a number of features to assist you, including a personal portfolio to store favorite programs, courses and frequently accessed policies and procedures, advanced search options, intuitive navigation, and archived catalogs. Check out the DSU Catalog User Guide to learn more.
The Undergraduate Catalog is the official source of the university's undergraduate academic programs, courses, policies, and procedures. The catalog should be used as a guide in planning a course of study and in meeting requirements for graduation.
The information contained in this catalog is the most accurate available at the time of publication, but changes may become effective before the next catalog is published. It is ultimately the student's responsibility to stay abreast of current regulations, curricula, and the status of specific programs being offered. Further, the University reserves the right, as approved by the Board of Regents, to modify requirements, curricula offerings and charges, and to add, alter or delete courses and programs through appropriate procedures. The University reserves the right to change graduation or other academic requirements where changes are necessary to comply with Board of Regents policy directives, to meet external demands relating to accountability or accreditation standards, to reflect curriculum changes or substitutions or to implement evolving discipline requirements in major fields. While reasonable efforts will be made to publicize such changes, a student is encouraged to seek current information from appropriate offices.
Dakota State University is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal educational opportunity in all student services and in all staff and faculty employment actions, without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or disability.