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2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Physical Science

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WebAdvisor Code - B.BS.PHSC

The Physical Science major is a collaborative major shared by Black Hills State University and Dakota State University.  Courses not offered at BHSU will be available through DSU via online and DDN delivery methods.

The Physical Science major is designed to offer students unique educational experiences not offered by traditional physical science majors, through 12 credit hours of research, internship, special topics classes, and seminar.  Students have the opportunity to interact directly with the Deep Underground Science and Engineering Lab (DUSEL) or with other organizations such as the EROS Data Center, NASA, the US Forest Service, the McNenny State Fish Hatchery, County Weed & Pest Programs, the US Department of Agriculture, and the Bureau of Land Management.  These educational experiences will provide students with long-term career benefits through the development of unique skills and perspectives and through professional networking.


Gen Ed Requirements - 32 semester hours

  • MATH - Gen Ed - Mathematics - satisfied by major
  • Gen Ed - Social Science - 9 semester hours
    (See footnote * below)
  • Gen Ed - Arts & Humanities - 12 semester hours
    (See footnote * below)
  • Gen Ed - Natural Science & Lab - satisfied by major


* Global Requirement: depending on your selection, this requirement will satisfy 3 hours of either Social Science or Arts & Humanities requirements. Take 1 course from AIS/HIST 257, ANTH 210, ARTH 211/212/251, ENGL 211/212, GEOG 210, HIST 121/122/153, HUM 100, MCOM 151, POLS 141/250

A minor is NOT required with this major but electives are required to total 120 hours, of which 36 hours must be 300-400 level courses.

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