Associate of Arts in General Studies
Dakota State University

Program Details

Dakota State University offers an online Associate of Arts in General Studies degree.  This liberal arts degree is designed for students who are still undecided about their future career path, providing them freedom to explore diverse disciplines for options.  In addition, this can be used as an entry program for those who want to enter higher education programs but need more credentials first.  General education courses make up half of the credit hours with students choosing additional credits and electives from any discipline, allowing them to test different areas of study.  You can build your own liberal arts degree program and tailor it to fit your needs.  Regardless of the courses you choose to complete this degree, you will become knowledgeable and comfortable with technology in a variety of venues as it is integrated into all degree programs.


Meet at least one of the following requirements:

  • Get an ACT composite score of 18 or above, or get a subscore on the SAT Reasoning Test Math and Critical Reading of 870 or above
  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 2.6 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent)
  • Rank in the upper 60% of your high school graduating class
  • Complete the GED with a combined score of a minimum of 2250 and a minimum of 410 on each test

School Accreditation Statement

Higher Learning Commission