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General Studies

Black Hills State University

48 months
9723 USD/year
11742 USD/year
8672 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The General Studies degree from Black Hills State University is a flexible option to help you complete your degree. Courses can be taken at our campus in Spearfish, online, or at the University Center in Rapid City.


Did you know that in just ten years, more than 60% of all new jobs will require a college education? Have you earned college credits but never completed your degree? Are you ready to complete your Bachelor’s degree? BHSU now offers a Bachelor’s degree in General Studies. 


Students of the General Studies degree from Black Hills State University have the flexibility of choosing courses from three emphasis areas, along with the general education requirements for a total of 120 credits. The Bachelor of General Studies is a degree program designed for the student returning to college after an absence and who has earned significant college credit. It is not designed for first-time freshmen.

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The General Studies degree will make you marketable for career positions that require a bachelor’s degree. It can assist you in getting that position you have always wanted.

Get started today to achieve your goal of finishing your degree with the General Studies from BHSU.

Programme Structure

Courses include:-

  • Fundamentals of Speech 
  • Public Speaking 
  • Argumentation and Debate 
  • College Algebra 
  • Finite Mathematics
  • Precalculus 
  • Trigonometry

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

Complete the following high school courses with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0:

  • 4 years of English
  • 3 years of math (algebra or higher level)
  • 3 years of laboratory science
  • 3 years of social science
  • 1 year of fine arts

Students must meet one of the following admissions requirements:

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.6
  • Minimum composite ACT of 18 (SAT score of 970 or above)
  • Rank in the top 60% of high school class

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9723 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9723 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    11742 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11742 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    8672 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8672 USD per year during 48 months.

WY, CO, MT, ND, NE, IA Residents (In-State Tuition): $ 8,672

Living costs for Spearfish

1144 - 1990 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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