Students are responsible for checking with their advisors for any program modifications that may occur after the publication of this catalog.
Associate of Arts Degree General Education Requirements
The AA degree requires 24 semester credits of general education coursework. For General Education courses that are not offered at South Dakota Mines, please consult the General Education Requirements Checklist.
A. Written Communication (Goal 1)
A minimum of six semester hours is required. Courses offered at Mines include the following:
A minimum of six semester hours in the natural sciences is required plus one semester hour of laboratory (for an actual total of seven credits in natural sciences). The following courses are offered at Mines:
Total semester credits required to graduate with the AA degree is 60. The number of elective credits will vary depending on the courses selected in humanities, social sciences, mathematics, and natural sciences. All elective courses must be approved by the student’s academic advisor.
Other Degree Requirements
After completion of 45 credit hours, students may register for up to nine hours of 300 level courses.