2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Aug 19, 2019  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

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General Studies (A.A.)



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Program Coordinator/Contact

Jessica Lewis, Coordinator
College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Wagner Hall 251
605-688-4723

Randi Anderson, Advisor
Pugsley Center 303M
605-688-5191

Program Information

The Associate of Arts degree in General Studies reflects SDSU’s Land-Grant mission through accessibility and student-centered education. The program provides a foundation of general education courses at the university level, supporting bachelor’s degree programs, lifelong learning, and entry-level careers. The program provides excellent undergraduate instruction and affords students’ the ability to shape their curriculum to meet personal and professional goals. The program strives to graduate students who are knowledgeable across a variety of fields. Graduates think critically and creatively, problem-solve efficiently, speak effectively, write clearly, and possess awareness of issues regarding diversity and inclusion.

Student Learning Outcomes

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

  • apply fundamental mathematical and scientific processes to break down complex problems into solvable sub-problems.
  • demonstrate knowledge of contributions made by individuals from diverse or underrepresented groups to one’s local, national or global communities.
  • communicate effectively in written and oral formats demonstrating critical or creative thinking.
  • analyze and compare scholarly sources to develop informed conclusions or judgments.
  • integrate available and reliable information to develop meaningful solutions.
  • articulate the development of their academic or career goals.

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, Community College for 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.

Electives


Total Required Credits: 60


Summary of Program Requirements


Associate of Arts in General Studies

System General Education Requirements 24 Credit Hours
Electives 36 Credit Hours

Academic Advising Guide Sheet


The goal of the academic advising guide sheets and sample plans of study is to promote undergraduate student success by guiding all students to timely completion of an undergraduate degree. Students are not limited to the course sequence provided for their academic program. Instead, the sample plan of study is one possible path to completing your degree and is meant to be used as a guide for planning purposes in consultation with an academic advisor. The plans also help students prepare for meetings with their academic advisor and track their progress in their selected academic program.

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