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Experiential Learning Certificate, Bachelor

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University rank #801 (ARWU) Brookings, SD, United States| Online
The Experiential Learning Certificate (EXPL) program in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at South Dakota State University is committed to providing a high impact liberal arts education that allows students to grow personally, develop high-demand workforce skills, and adapt quickly to future needs.
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Overview

Experiential learning is “hands on” learning that intentionally blends classroom knowledge with real-world tasks. Learn alongside professors, professionals, community leaders and fellow students. Impact the real world, explore career pathways, and make connections that will last a lifetime as you earn your degree.

Education

The Experiential Learning Certificate (EXPL) program at South Dakota State University is a fun, creative way to build hands-on learning into major and minor requirements. Students graduate with at least five experiences, an electronic portfolio, and documentation on the transcript that sets them apart. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    15 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

Programme Structure

  • Integrative Capstone Experience
Complete a three credit capstone related to the field of study. Credits: 3
  • Electives
Select a minimum of 12 credits from at least 3 categories below. Contact the Experiential Learning Coordinator to review the current list of approved courses for each category. Other Courses may be contracted for EXLN credit with approval of the EXLN Coordinator and the course instructor. Extra-curricular activities, volunteer experiences and regular paid employment may not be used for credit to fulfill certificate requirements. Qualifying courses will be noted on the student’s official transcript. 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    61

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    500

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.6

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.6 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Applicants should have an above average academic record at least equivalent to a "B-" average (2.60 out of 4.00), or be in the top 60% of their class with suitable academic preparation for the intended major.
  • The SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test), while not required, is encouraged and strongly recommended for freshman applicants. Students who graduated from U.S. high schools must submit an SAT score.
  • Academic Transcripts need to be originals or official certified true copies. If your transcripts are not in English, certified true translations must be attached. All upper secondary school-level work need to be demonstrated through your transcripts. It is common for applicants to submit transcripts prior to the completion of their final year of secondary school. If you must submit transcripts prior to completion, please indicate your expected graduation date.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    372 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 372 USD per credit and a duration of .
  • National

    256 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 256 USD per credit and a duration of .
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Living costs for Brookings

  • 1085 - 1890 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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