Oct 04, 2022  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Academic Catalog

General Studies, AA


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Contact Information

Dr. Frank Van Nuys
Department of Social Sciences
Classroom Building 305
E-mail: Frank.VanNuys@sdsmt.edu

Department Website

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:

B. Oral Communication (Goal 2)


A minimum of three semester hours is required. Courses offered at Mines include the following:

Notes:


Students who intend to continue at or return to Mines for a BS degree are recommended to take a sequence of ENGL 101 , ENGL 279 , ENGL 289  to complete their Goals 1 and 2. 

C. Social Sciences (Goal 3)


A minimum of three semester hours is required. Courses offered at Mines include the following:

Notes:


Students who intend to continue at or return to Mines for BS degree should take a minimum of 6 semester hours in two different disciplines, with two different prefixes.

D. Arts and Humanities (Goal 4)


A minimum of three semester hours is required. Courses offered at Mines include the following:

Notes:


ART and ARTH are considered the same prefix.

Students must complete three semesters/three credits in MUS 117  to earn Humanities general education credit.

Students who intend to continue at or return to Mines for BS degree should take a minimum of 6 semester hours in two different disciplines, with two different prefixes.

E. Mathematics (Goal 5)


A minimum of three semester hours of college algebra or a math course with college algebra as a prerequisite is required.

F. Natural Sciences (Goal 6)


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:

Electives


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.

Students completing this program must meet the GPA and credit residency requirements for graduation 

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