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  Aug 19, 2017
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

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General Studies (A.A.)

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Program Coordinator/Contact
Christy Osborne, Coordinator and Advisor
College of Arts and Sciences
Wintrode Student Success Center 102

Program Information
The Associate of Arts degree in General Studies provides a foundation of general education courses at the university level supporting bachelor’s degree programs, lifelong learning, leadership, service, and careers requiring general education coursework. Students completing this degree will have fulfilled the Board of Regents general education core requirements for a bachelor’s degree at any of the Regental universities in South Dakota.

Student Learning Outcomes
Graduates from the Associate of Arts in of General Studies will be able to:

  • identify and clarify personal values that promote growth and development related to professional career goals;
  • discuss civic knowledge and engagement that are both individually life enriching and socially beneficial to the community;
  • articulate increased awareness of inclusion;
  • possess skills to effectively deliver formal and informal oral presentations; and  
  • construct effective written messages in various formats and styles to a variety of audiences.

Course Delivery Format
Students will have the ability to complete the associate of arts in General Studies online, on main campus, or through an attendance center (Capital University Center in Pierre, University Center in Sioux Falls, or Black Hills State University - Rapid City).

Requirements for General Studies Major: 60 Credits

Associate of Arts in General Studies 

System General Education Requirements

*Three additional credits selected from approved list of courses for Goals #3, #4, or #6 to reach 24 System General Education Requirements for the Associate Degree.


Total Required Credits: 60

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