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General Studies (A.A.)

Graduate with a degree that says you are prepared for a job of impact or signals you are ahead of the crowd as you transfer into a bachelor’s degree program. The Associate of Arts degree in General Studies provides a foundation of general education courses at the university level supporting bachelor’s degree programs, lifelong learning, leadership, service, and careers requiring general education coursework. Students completing this degree will have fulfilled the Board of Regents general education core requirements for a bachelor’s degree at any of the Regental universities in South Dakota.

Is it for you?

This program will be a good fit if you:

  • Wish to pursue a bachelor’s degree
  • 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

  • Customer service representative
  • Child care specialist
  • Bank teller
  • Sales representative
  • Document control specialist

Recent Employers

  • CarQuest Auto Parts
  • Swiftel
  • Self-employment
  • Daktronics
  • Electronic Systems, Inc.

To learn more specific details about program requirements, view this program in the course catalog.

View the recommended academic plan.

Still deciding? Reflecting on your values, interests, personality traits, and skills will provide valuable insight as you explore major and career choices. FOCUS 2 CAREER, a self-guided assessment, education and career planning program, will help you do just that. SDSU students may access FOCUS 2 CAREER by using the code: jacks. After completing FOCUS 2 CAREER, you may find it helpful to discuss your results with a career coach in the Office of Career Development.