Black Hills State University

1200 University St, Spearfish, SD 57799-9500

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Black Hills State University offers a Bachelor’s degree in General Studies. This degree is a flexible option to help students complete their Bachelor’s degree. Courses can be taken on campus or online. Students will choose courses from three emphasis areas along with the general education requirements for a total of 120 credits. The Bachelor of General Studies is designed for students returning to college after an absence and who have already earned significant college credit; it is not designed for first year students.

Students must take 41 credit hours in general education courses and also chose 15 credit hours from three separate emphasis areas. Emphasis areas include Allied Health, Business, Education, Fine Arts, Humanities, Social Science, Science, Engineering and Mathematics, Technology, Wellness.  A total of 31 credit hours of elective courses must be taken, and 3 credit hours in a capstone course. At least 32 credits toward the degree must be at the upper-division level.

The Capstone Course is an integrative approach in which students demonstrate that they are knowledgeable in their three areas of emphasis and have achieved college level competencies in communication, critical analysis, problem solving, and synthesis. This is done through a culminating project or portfolio. In addition to the capstone course, students are required to perform satisfactorily on the Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP) examination.

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    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

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