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Undergraduate Catalog 2012-2013 ARCHIVED 
Undergraduate Catalog 2012-2013 ARCHIVED [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Studies, A.A.

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The Associate of Arts degree in General Studies provides opportunities for students still undecided about their careers to explore possible educational and career options. It also serves as an entry program for students desiring to seek admission to baccalaureate or professional programs, either at Dakota State University or at another institution.

Graduates of this degree program will be expected to demonstrate their achievement of the general education objectives of the Board of Regents, to understand current and emerging computer-based technologies, and to use the basic skills of information processing.

System-wide General Education Requirement 30 Credits
Institutional Graduation Requirement 11 Credits
Electives 19 Credits
Total 60 Credits

For further explanation of these three course requirements and goals, see the general education  section in this catalog.

System-wide General Education Requirement (SGE) (30 Credits)

GOAL 1: Written Communication (6 Credits)

GOAL 2: Oral Communication (3 Credits)

GOAL 4: Arts and Humanities (6 Credits)

(in two disciplines or in a sequence of foreign language courses)

GOAL 7: Information Literacy (0 Credits)

Students will have met this Goal when they complete Goal 1 Written Communication and Goal 2 Oral Communication.

Institutional Graduation Requirement (11 Credits)

GOAL 1: Information Systems & Computer Technology (6 Credits)


All courses listed above also meet the System General Education Requirements (SGR). Students may not use the same course to meet both an SGR requirement and a written communications requirement.

GOAL 3: Personal Wellness and Fitness (2 Credits)

Electives (19 Credits)

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