Bachelor of General Studies
Dakota State University

Program Details

Dakota State University offers an online Bachelor in General Studies degree for students who are still undecided about their future career path.  This liberal arts degree allows students to explore diverse disciples while deciding which direction to go.  This is also an option for those with college credits in several distinct fields who want to complete their bachelor’s degree in liberal arts.  The curriculum is flexible, allowing you to build your own program with a general studies major that provides a well-rounded liberal arts education and is tailored to fit your needs.  Students will complete general education requirements and then choose 15 credits each from three areas of emphasis with the remainder of the degree coming from any discipline. 

Areas of emphasis available include:

  • Allied Health
  • Business
  • Education
  • Fine Art
  • Humanities
  • Science and Mathematics


  • If you haven't completed high school, you must:
    • Complete the GED High School Equivalency Certificate
  • If you have completed high school, you must:
    • Have an ACT score 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

School Accreditation Statement

Higher Learning Commission