Associate of Arts in General Studies
University of South Dakota

Program Details

Ready to take that next step with your education, but not quite ready for a 4-year degree program?  The online Associate of Arts degree in General Studies offered by the University of South Dakota is a two-year program to fulfill basic education requirements.  The degree encompasses 24 credits of required writing, humanities, social sciences, math and natural science courses.  Additionally, you will choose 36 elective credits of other courses to take.  All of the credit you earn with the online AA in General Studies can be used towards your bachelor’s degree at any public South Dakota university.


  • A high school diploma or GED is required.

School Accreditation Statement

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