Jan 16, 2019  
NSU Catalog 2018-2019 
    
NSU Catalog 2018-2019

General Studies (AA)


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In addition to being offered on Northern State University’s main campus (Aberdeen, SD), this major is also available online and in Huron.

Program Requirements


Freshman Seminar (2 credits)


General Electives (34 credits)


General electives may be selected in any school from freshman, sophomore and junior level courses where the prerequisites have been met. A maximum of 9 credits of upper-level coursework is allowed. These should be taken only after 48 hours have been completed. Approval of the student’s advisor must be obtained for every course. Courses in the associate degree will apply toward any bachelor’s degree. Students who plan to continue towards a Bachelor of Arts degree at Northern State University should include foreign language classes.

General Education Requirements


Baccalaureate degrees - 30 credits

Associate degrees - 24 credits

Goal #1: Written Communication (6 credits Baccalaureate/Associate)


Student enrollment in the initial English course is determined by the Board of Regents placement policy (2:7.6).

Goal #2: Oral Communcation (3 credits Baccalaureate/Associate)


Goal #4: Arts and Humanities (6 credits Baccalaureate/3 credits Associate)


Goal #5: Mathematics (3 credits Baccalaureate/Associate)


Student enrollment in the initial Mathematics course is determined by the Board of Regents placement policy (2:7.6).

Goal #6: Natural Sciences (6 credits Baccalaureate/3 Credits Associate)


Associate Degree Flexibility (3 credits)


Students have the flexibility to select an additional three credits from Goal #3, #4, or #6 with courses selected from different disciplinary prefixes.

Total: 60 credits


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