Associate of Arts in General Studies
South Dakota State University

Program Details

The online Associate of Arts in General Studies is a liberal arts degree from South Dakota State University.  This program provides a foundation of general education courses in a broad liberal arts degree.  Courses cover six core areas of study:

  • Composition
  • Speech
  • Social Sciences
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Natural Sciences

With these courses, the degree in liberal arts will help you develop sound reasoning, the ability to express yourself, an understanding of your world and diversity, while expanding your horizons through art, literature, culture, and language courses.  Students will learn to compute and balance solutions in mathematics and statistics and to methodically test and analyze results.


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Official transcripts
  • ACT test scores

School Accreditation Statement

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