Degree:  Associate of Arts

Credit Hours Required:  63

The General Studies Curriculum is designed for those students intending to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree. Emphasis is placed on obtaining both range and depth in the traditional Liberal Arts.

Program Outcomes:

  1. Integrate Dakota cultural values into personal and professional activities.
  2. Demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills.
  3. Utilize technology for research and communication.
  4. Apply mathematical and critical thinking skills to solve real-world problems.

Required Professional Courses                                                                                10        

                        ENG 212 English Composition II                                          3

                        MATH 130                                                                             3

                        Natural Science                                                                       4


Professional Electives                                                                                                12

Students are required to complete 12 semester hours of elective professional courses. These courses may be chosen from any area.  


General Education Requirements                                                                           41

Please refer back to pages 28-29 of the catalog for a full description of each of these General Education requirements.


                        English/Communications                                                        6

                        Math/Science - One Math course & One Science course       7

                        Humanities                                                                              3

                        Social Sciences                                                                        6

                        Dakota Studies                                                                       6

                        Computer Science                                                                   3

                        General Education                                                                  4

                        General Education Electives                                                   6


Students that come into the program prepared to take 100 level classes can complete the program in two years (4 semesters) and one summer if taking 15 credits each semester. If a student takes 12 credits, minimum for full-time, the program can be completed in 2.5 years (5 semesters) and one summer.

General Studies Instructors:  Linda Flanery, Tracy Rosenberg, Darren Renville


Cost to complete the program within normal time (15 credits per semester):

 (Based on five semesters)

Tuition                                                             $ 7,875

Registration Fee                                                     235

Lab Fee $50 (per lab class)                                    300

Library Usage/Email Account Fee                         150

Building Usage Fee                                                125

Technical Fee                                                        450

Books and Supplies (estimate)                            2,400

Graduation Fee                                                        40

Activity Fee                                                           180

Total                                                               $11,755                                   

Academic and Financial Aid Appeal 2017 34 CFR 668.41 (a)-(d), 34 CFR 668.42, 34 CFR 668.43

Student Net Price Calculator 20 U.S.C. 1015a(a); 20 U.S.C. 1015a(h); DCL GEN 08-12, page 33

Accreditation, Approval, or Licensure ( 34 CFR 668.41(a) –(d); 34 CFR 668.43 )

Names of associations, agencies, or governmental bodies that accredit,approve, or license the school and its programs.
Procedures for obtaining or reviewing documents describing accreditation, approval, or licensing. 



Retention Rates 34 CFR 668.41 and Graduation Rates

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