• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
With flexible times, locations and course options, the General Studies program at South Dakota State University helps you easily move towards your goals. This program offers students the flexibility to go beyond traditional academic boundaries to customize a degree that best fits their interests and career goals. 
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Overview

The Bachelor of General Studies program through the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences is designed for adult and returning students who have already completed significant college credit and want to complete a baccalaureate degree. 

The Bachelor of General Studies offers students the flexibility to select coursework from a variety of focus areas: agriculture/natural resource management, allied health, business, education, engineering, fine arts, humanities, social science, science/mathematics, technology, and wellness.

This General Studies program at South Dakota State University  will be a good fit if you:

  • Wish to advance your career
  • Like to be challenged intellectually
  • Want to explore different career paths
  • Want to study across a variety of subject areas
  • Are self-motivated

Career Opportunities

  • Business professional
  • Sales representative
  • Care specialist
  • Entrepreneur
  • Graduate school

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

     

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
    Part-time
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Written Communication
  •  Oral Communication
  • Social Sciences/Diversity
  • Arts and Humanities/Diversity
  • Mathematics
  • Natural Sciences

Audience

 

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.

  • Minimum required score:

    44

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

    More about PTE Academic

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

  • Potential students must have a minimum of 60 credits completed for acceptance to the General Studies program.  
  • Potential students should apply online and connect with the program contact to ensure that the program will be a good fit for them, as well as have any transcripts evaluated. 
  • Once accepted, students will work closely with their advisor to prepare their degree completion plan.
  • 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 needs to be demonstrated through your transcripts. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    372 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 372 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    257 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 257 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Off-Campus Tuition: 351 USD per credit

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

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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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