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Dakota State University

Madison, South Dakota

DSU remains one of the few universities in the nation that provides students with the cutting-edge technology needed to excel in any career. Our curriculum infuses critical thinking, hands-on training, individualized attention, and collaboration into the classroom so that our students graduate with skills that set them apart in the real world. On top of it all, we celebrate and reward innovation, creativity, and growth. If you’re looking to transfer to a school that better fits your needs, we’ll make sure your experience gets the credit it deserves. No matter where you stand in your college journey, DSU is the place to complete it.

 


Last Updated: 2021-05-13


Passport Block


The Passport Block listed here is for general information only.
Students must see the institution's website for access to its official block.

Students who complete Dakota State's Passport Block with a minimum grade of “C” or its equivalent in each course or learning experience will be awarded the Passport by DSU. Those students who later transfer with a Passport to another Network-member institution will have their learning recognized; they will not have to repeat or take additional courses to satisfy lower-division general education requirements in the Passport’s nine areas.

For students the Interstate Passport program offers:

  • An early milestone on the way to a credential
  • Knowledge that lower-division general education learning in the Passport’s nine areas will be recognized upon transfer to a Network member institution
  • A streamlined transfer process and greater likelihood of successful completion
  • The potential for faster time to degree, lower cost, and less debt

(add more about the link that is on the DSU website that details back to the Passport Block for DSU - marketing reviewing 4/16)

One course from listing:

Oral Communication DSU
Courses in Oral Communication DSU
RequiredOnline Option Available Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
CMST 101 Fundamentals of Speech
SPCM 215 Public Speaking
SPCM 222 Argumentation & Debate

Take two courses from the listing:

Written Communication DSU
Courses in Written Communication DSU
RequiredOnline Option Available Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
ENGL 101 Composition I
ENGL 201 Composition II
ENGL 283 Introduction Creative Writing

Take one course from the listing:

Quantitative Literacy DSU
Courses in Quantitative Literacy DSU
RequiredOnline Option Available Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
MATH 103 Quantitative Literacy
MATH 104 Finite Math
MATH 114 College Algebra
MATH 115 Pre-calculus
MATH 120 Trigonometry
MATH 121 Survey of Calculus
MATH 123 Calculus I
MATH 281 Introduction to Statistics

Take two courses from the listing. Please note that A&S 121 may apply to either physical science or life science.  While DSU students may use a sequence in the same discipline to complete their natural science requirement, Passport students must complete one in physical science and one in life science.  GEOG and PHYS meet physical science; BIOL and CHEM meet life science requirements.

Natural Sciences DSU
Courses in Natural Sciences DSU
RequiredOnline Option Available Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
A&S 121/121L Science: The Core of Discovery & Lab
BIOL 101/101L Biology Survey & Lab
BIOL 103/103L Biology Survey II & Lab
BIOL 151/151L General Biology I & Lab
BIOL 153/153L General Biology II & Lab
BIOL 165/165L General Zoology & Lab
BIOL 201/201L General Botany & Lab
CHEM 106/106L Chemistry Survey & Lab
CHEM 108/108L Organic & Biochemistry & Lab
CHEM 112/112L General Chemistry I & Lab
CHEM 114/114L General Chemistry II & Lab
GEOG 131/131L Physical Geography: Weather and Climiate & Lab
GEOG 132/132L Physical Geography: Natural Landscape & Lab
PHYS 111/111L Introduction to Physics & Lab
PHYS 113/113L Introduction to Physics II & Lab
PHYS 211/211L University Physics I & Lab
PHYS 213/213L University Physics II & Lab

Take two courses from listing; these must be from different disciplines.

Human Cultures DSU
Courses in Human Cultures DSU
RequiredOnline Option Available Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
ANTH 210 Cultural Anthropology
ARTH 100 Art Appreciation
ARTH 211 History of World Art I
ARTH 212 History of World Art II
ENGL 210 Introduction to Literature
ENGL 211 World Literature I
ENGL 212 World Literature II
ENGL 221 British Literature I
ENGL 222 British Literature II
ENGL 241 American Literature I
ENGL 242 American Literature II
GEOG 200 Intro to Human Geography
HIST 111 World Civilizations I
HIST 112 World Civilizations II
HIST 121 Western Civilizations I
HIST 122 Western Civilizations II
HIST 151 US History I
HIST 152 US History II
INED 211 SD American Indian Culture and Education
MUS 100 Music Appreciation
PHIL 100 Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 200 Introduction to Logic
SPAN 101 Introductory Spanish I
SPAN 102 Introductory Spanish II
SPAN 201 Intermediate Spanish I
SPAN 202 Intermediate Spanish II

DSU does not have general education goals that specifically reference “critical thinking.”  However, the learning outcomes for critical thinking are imparted and reinforced in the General Education courses listed below. A course in this list may double-count if it is taken to fulfill the learning outcomes in another area.

One course is required. All courses listed below are 3- 4 credits. 

Critical Thinking DSU
Courses in Critical Thinking DSU
RequiredOnline Option Available Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
ART 121 Design I 2D
ARTH 212 History of World Art
BIOL 101 Biology Survey I
BIOL 103 Biology Survey II
BIOL 151 General Biology I
BIOL 153 General Biology II
BIOL 201 General Botany
CHEM 106 Chemistry Survey
CHEM 108 Organic & Biochemistry
CHEM 112 General Chemistry I
CHEM 114 General Chemistry II
CMST 101 Fundamentals of Speech
ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics
ECON 202 Principles of Macroeconomics
ENGL 101 Composition I
ENGL 201 Composition II
ENGL 210 Introduction to Literature
ENGL 211 World Literature I
ENGL 212 World Literature II
ENGL 221 British Literature I
ENGL 222 British Literature II
ENGL 241 American Literature I
ENGL 242 American Literature II
ENGL 268 Literature
ENGL 283 Introduction to Creative Writing
ENGL 284 Introduction to Criticism
GEOG 101 Introduction to Geography
GEOG 200 Introduction to Human Geography
HIST 151 US History I
HIST 152 US History II
HIST 256 World History
MATH 102 College Algebra
MATH 103 Quantitative Literacy
PHIL 100 Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 200 Introduction to Logic
PHYS 111 Introduction to Physics I
PHYS 113 Introduction to Physics II
PHYS 211 University Physics I
PHYS 213 University Physics II
POLS 100 American Government
POLS 100 American Government
PSYC 101 General Psychology
SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology
SOC 150 Social Problems
SOC 240 Sociology of Rural America
SPCM 215 Public Speaking
SPCM 222 Argument & Debate

DSU does not have general education goals that specifically reference “creative expression.”  However, the learning outcomes for creative expression are imparted and reinforced in the General Education courses listed below. 

One course is required. All courses listed below are 3-credits. 

Creative Expression DSU
Courses in Creative Expression DSU
RequiredOnline Option Available Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
ART 111 Drawing I
ART 121 Design I 2D
ART 123 Three Dimensional Design
ART 212 Drawing IV: Mixed Media
ART 231 Painting I
ART 251 Ceramics I
ARTH 100 Art Appreciation
ARTH 211 History of World Art I
ARTH 212 History of World Art II
ENGL 210 Introduction to Literature
ENGL 211 World Literature I
ENGL 212 World Literature II
ENGL 221 British Literature I
ENGL 222 British Literature II
ENGL 240 Juvenile Literature
ENGL 241 American Literature I
ENGL 242 American Literature II
ENGL 268 Literature
ENGL 283 Introduction Creative Writing
ENGL 284 Introduction to Criticism
MUEN 100 Concert Choir
MUEN 122 Concert Band
MUS 100 Music Appreciation
THEA 100 Introduction to Theatre
THEA 131 Introduction to Acting
THEA 241 Stagecraft


TEAMWORK AND VALUE SYSTEMS

DSU does not have general education goals that specifically reference “team work and value systems.”  However, the learning outcomes for team work and value systems are imparted and reinforced in the General Education courses listed below. 

One course is required. All courses listed below are 3-4 credits. 

Teamwork DSU
Courses in Teamwork DSU
RequiredOnline Option Available Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
BIOL 101/101L Biology Survey I & Lab
BIOL 103/103L Biology Survey II & Lab
BIOL 151/151L General Biology I & Lab
BIOL 153/153L General Biology II & Lab
BIOL 165/165L General Zoology & Lab
BIOL 201/201L General Botany & Lab
CHEM 106/106L Chemistry Survey & Lab
CHEM 108/108L Organic & Biochemistry & Lab
CHEM 112/112L General Chemistry & Lab
CHEM 114/114L General Chemistry II & Lab
PHYS 111/111l Survey of Physics I & Lab
PHYS 113/113L Survey of Physics II & Lab
PHYS 211/211L University Physics I & Lab
PHYS 213/213L University Physics II & Lab
SPCM 101 Fundamentals of Speech
SPCM 215 Public Speaking
SPCM 222 Argument & Debate
THEA 100 Introduction to Theatre
THEA 131 Introduction to Acting

DSU does not have general education goals that specifically reference “human society and the individual.”  However, the learning outcomes for human society and the individual are imparted and reinforced in the General Education courses listed below. 

One course is required. All courses listed below are 3-credits. 

Human Society DSU
Courses in Human Society DSU
RequiredOnline Option Available Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
ANTH 210 Cultural Anthropology
ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics
ECON 202 Principles of Macroeconomics
GEOG 101 Introduction to Geography
GEOG 200 Introduction to Human Geography
HIST 121 Western Civilization I
HIST 122 Western Civilization II
HIST 151 US History I
HIST 152 US History II
HIST 256 World History
INED 211 SD American Indian Culture & Education
POLS 100 American Government
POLS 210 State and Local Government
PSYC 101 General Psychology
SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology
SOC 150 Social Problems
SOC 240 Sociology of Rural America
SOC 285 Society & Technology


Program Highlights


 

Dakota State University has articulation agreements with the National Security Agency for students pursuing careers in cyber operations and cyber defense at the undergraduate as well as the graduate level. DSU is also accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), and the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

Students have opportunities to participate in the Center of Excellence for Information Systems and/or the General Beadle Honors program, or research through Madison Cyber Labs. They also have access student clubs and organizations, library resources, the counseling center, disability services, career and professional development, international student services, testing services, and student health.


 


Contact Info

Institutional Liaison: Kathy Callies
Contact for Students: Dylan Tyson




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Funded in part by Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Lumina Foundation.



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