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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 7.64k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 18k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English

    Description

    The Interdisciplinary Studies major is designed for students with a personal and/or professional goal that cannot be met by an established major on campus. In addition to completing the core requirements and other graduation requirements at SDSU, the student must complete 40 credits of courses. An Interdisciplinary Studies major allows students to design a unique "plan of study" to fit their goals. For instance, a student interested in owning their own business may pursue coursework from consumer affairs, entrepreneurial studies, leadership and communications.
    The "plan of study" is a minimum 40 credits mutually agreed upon by the student and the academic advisor. Twenty-four credits must be upper level (300-400) courses. The plan consists of courses selected from two or more discipline areas and may include both lower and upper division courses but not courses that are also being use to satisfy the general education core.

    Detailed Course Facts

    Tuition fee
    • USD 7635 Year (National)
    • USD 18044 Year (International)
    Start date January,September 2015 Credits 120
    Duration full-time 24 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time

    Course Content

    Major Requirements:
    • Foundations of Interdisciplinary Studies Credits
    • Interdisciplinary Inquiry and Integration Credits
    • Interdisciplinary Studies Capstone (AW) Credits
    • Transition to Careers Credits

    USA requirements for international students

    Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100. 

    After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department. 

    Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.


    University requirements


    Program requirements

    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 5.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test : 61

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test. More About IELTS

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Alumni Study Travel Fund

      Scholarships for students who are already attending the University of Reading.

    • Amsterdam Merit Scholarships

      The University of Amsterdam aims to attract the world’s brightest students to its international classrooms. Outstanding students from outside the European Economic Area can apply for an Amsterdam Merit Scholarship.

    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than South Dakota State University.

    Accreditation

    South Dakota State University has been granted the full, ten-year reaccreditation by the Higher Learning Commission. An accreditation team of representatives from peer institutions commended SDSU for:

    • Dedicated faculty and staff
    • Quality new facilities
    • Excellent student leadership
    • Shared governance
    • Partnerships with local community
    • Robust and Integrated assessment program
    • Successful transition to NCAA Division I Athletics

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