Choose from an array of degrees—from network and security administration to business, biology, animation and education—we have a wide range of programs in a variety of fields. We will help you create a plan of study that fits your goals.
At DSU, you’ll find small classes, research opportunities, and engaging professors. You’ll also find that we integrate the latest technology into all of our classes. Whatever you choose to study, you’ll be prepared to enter the modern workplace, and better prepared for life.
Go beyond traditional accounting. At DSU, you’ll learn accounting with a technological focus.
Biology combines traditional biology with a background in computer science and information systems. It will prepare you for modern science-based industries or healthcare.
You can’t teach science unless you’ve done science. Our biology education major will teach you the fundamentals of biology and how to bring this knowledge to the classroom.
Learn the essentials of business and prepare to bring them to high-school classrooms with our business education major.
To really succeed in business today, you’ll need business fundamentals and a command of technology. You’ll find all that, and more, in our business technology major.
Like computers and want to teach? A computer education major will prepare you to lead the classroom.
Learn the fundamental skills for video game design, development, and production with our computer game design major.
IT management, design and implementation are crucial for organizations. An information systems degree combines computing and business courses to give you the skills necessary to evaluate, develop, implement and support information systems to help businesses succeed.
Learn how to program—and so much more. As a computer science major you’ll learn the basics of computer architecture and programming languages.
This degree will prepare you to become a leader in defending computer networks, investigating cyber-attacks, or developing successful strategies to conduct digital forensic investigations.
Understand the mentality and techniques of hackers with reverse engineering, malware analysis, and software exploitation.
Create stunning graphics using the latest software technologies and equipment with a major in computer graphics.
Learn post production, mastering, and mixing in audio production. With your degree, you can start a career in music recording, production, live sound, or broadcast.
From the camera to lighting and sound, film and cinematic arts will teach you essential techniques for video and film production.
Create realistic digital environments and characters with a production animation degree. You’ll get a solid foundation in 3D digital design and animation.
Nothing can prepare you for the sense of pride and the feeling of home you might know in your future classroom. Our elementary education major will get you there.
Teachers of students with special needs do not merely apply detailed plans, tailored to every student in their room. They are a champion for their students. Become one yourself in our elementary and special education program.
The English education major will prepare you to bring your passion for words to the classroom as a composition, literature, and speech teacher.
Get a classic English education with a technological focus. With an English for new media major you’ll learn the essentials of literature and linguistics, but also how to write for print and the web.
With an exercise science degree, you can help people perform better or heal.
Enter the world of finance with a degree at DSU. You’ll learn the fundamentals of finance and how to make informed financial plans and predictions.
Build your own degree with a general studies major. You’ll get a well-rounded liberal arts education, tailored to fit your needs.
A health information administrator is an expert in managing medical records. You’ll learn how to design and manage health information systems to meet medical, legal, and ethical standards.
Study management for a solid business foundation that can help you manage all kinds of businesses or start your own.
As a marketing major, you’ll combine the creative aspects of marketing with solid business practices.
Learn math to teach math. You’ll receive a full-fledged mathematics and educational training. Plus, you’ll get a minor in computer science for additional certifications.
Like math? You’ll learn a lot of math in our mathematics for information systems major. You’ll also learn about information systems through computer and business courses.
Keep the network up and running—and secure. Learn how with a degree in network and security administration.
Our physical education program prepares you to teach physical education at any level, kindergarten through high school.
Modern scientists need to be well-rounded. That’s why you’ll learn chemistry and physics (and other sciences) in our physical science major.
Go beyond traditional accounting and become a certified public accountant. Our professional accountancy major prepares you to take the CPA exam.
DSU’s respiratory care program will equip you to help people of every age and walk of life breathe better. You’ll learn the scientific principles of cardiopulmonary physiology and see them in practice.
Learn the fundamentals of business and accounting that will help you begin your business career. Our associate degree in business management will get you on the right track.
If you’re still undecided about your career plans, explore your options in our general studies associate degree.
As a health information technician, you’ll ensure that medical records are accurate and help prevent medical complications.
Study basic security, systems, and networking fundamentals with our associate degree in network and systems administration.
DSU’s respiratory care program will equip you to help people of every age and walk of life breathe better. Our two-year associate degree will get you started on that path.
The need for software developers continues to grow. You’ll learn how to write code, manage the development process, manipulate data efficiently, take user needs into account, and deliver a successful and secure product.
Dive into one of the hottest career fields with this 12-credit cybersecurity certificate.
Capturing the perfect shot requires more than luck. You’ll need an understanding of the camera, composition, and digital-editing tools. Learn all this and more with our 12-credit Digital Photography certificate.
Political campaigns, social movements, and traditional media can rise or fall based on their ability to harness new media trends. Learn how to create content for this new media environment with our 12-credit certificate program.
Apply medical alphanumeric codes to healthcare diagnosis, procedures, medical services, and equipment.
Join the growing, fast-paced healthcare industry with skills learned in the 15-credit health information clerk certificate program. Coursework can be complete in as little as two semesters.
The upper-level certificate program is designed for individuals who want to expand their computer science skills, work in the higher performance computing environments, and deal with the demands of scientific/research computing.
This certificate program will provide individuals with the entrepreneurship skills needed to start and operate a successful business.
Learn the basics of information technology management with this 12-credit certificate.
Highlight your knowledge of mathematical theory and enhance your employability with a certificate in the mathematical foundations of cryptography.
Bring stories to life with compelling multimedia productions. Our 12-credit Multimedia certificate will show you how.
Learn the tools of the digital design trade in this 12-credit certificate program covering the fundamentals of 2D and 3D design.
Learn the basics of networking and computer hardware administration with this 12-credit certificate.
Work with the Internet of Things using this Network Services Certificate.
Learn the basics of computer science and object-oriented design and programming with this 12-credit certificate.
This program provides an option for individuals who want to become teachers and who have a baccalaureate degree in a content area in which the South Dakota Board of Education certifies teachers.
Create professional and highly-detailed literature for a wide range of disciplines with our 12-credit Professional and Technical Communication certificate.
Be one of the creative minds behind the computer programs needed for the ever-increasing number of digital platforms.
Learn the basics of technology database management with this 12-credit certificate.
Learn the basics of web application development with this 12-credit certificate.
Learn the basics of website administration with this 12-credit certificate.
Learn the basics of web publishing and digital design with our 12-credit Website Design and Development certificate.
Pre-professional degrees are designed for those undergraduate students who plan to continue their education in various graduate or professional schools or programs. View our list of pre-professional degrees.
Our minors help you explore your interests and further develop your career goals. With more than 50 minors, we offer a range of studies so you can enhance your studies with a specialization.