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Prepare for advanced study in a specific field or ready yourself for the workforce.

A flexible two-year program that allows you to get on a pathway, earn credits and work towards a bachelor's degree in nearly any field at any institution in the U.S.

Experience a community college experience at a lower cost with an associate's degree in general studies. You can explore and prepare for a career through education and community involvement by advancing your general knowledge beyond high school and meet general education requirements for a baccalaureate degree in any South Dakota public university. 

General education is the foundation of an undergraduate education. It will provide you with a comprehensive educational experience and prepare you for study within a major. The coursework will teach you to

  • Think critically and communicate effectively
  • Solve problems
  • Generate new ideas and create knowledge
  • Make connections between academic disciplines
  • Respect and understand differences
  • Develop intellectual curiosity and love of learning as a citizen and leader

Many entry-level employers require a baseline education, and this major provides that. With this degree plan, you can choose from a variety of courses that lead to the earning of certificate(s), health-related fields or choose courses that fit into your long-term goal/plan.

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