Degree: Associate of Arts
Credit Hours Required: 63
The General Studies Curriculum is designed for those students intending to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree. Emphasis is placed on obtaining both range and depth in the traditional Liberal Arts.

Program Outcomes:

A. Integrate Dakota cultural values into personal and professional activities.
B. Demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills.
C. Utilize technology for research and communication.
D. Apply mathematical and critical thinking skills to solve real-world problems.

Required Professional Courses 10

ENG 212 English Composition II 3
MATH 130 3
Natural Science 4
Professional Electives 12
Students are required to complete 12 semester hours of elective professional courses. These courses may be chosen from any area.
General Education Requirements 41
Please refer back to pages 28-29 of the catalog for a full description of each of these General Education requirements.
English/Communications 6
Math/Science - One Math course & One Science course 7
Humanities 3
Social Sciences 6
Dakota Studies 6
Computer Science 3
General Education 4
General Education Electives 6
Students that come into the program prepared to take 100 level classes can complete the program in two years (4 semesters) and one summer if taking 15 credits each semester. If a student takes 12 credits, minimum for full-time, the program can be completed in 2.5 years (5 semesters) and one summer.
General Studies Instructors: Linda Flanery, Tracy Rosenberg, Darren Renville

Cost to complete the program within normal time (15 credits per semester):
(Based on five semesters)

Tuition $ 7,875
Registration Fee 235
Lab Fee $50 (per lab class) 300
Library Usage/Email Account Fee 150
Building Usage Fee 125
Technical Fee 450
Books and Supplies (estimate) 2,400
Graduation Fee 40
Activity Fee 180
Total $11,755*

* SWC does not participate in any type of loan program.

No special laboratory/equipment is provided nor needed for this program. There are many classrooms and several student areas equipped with computers for students to use.

Due to the program size SWC does not publish graduation rates in order to protect the privacy of the students.



Transfer Information – 34 CFR 668.43

Accreditation, Approval, or Licensure ( 34 CFR 668.41(a) –(d); 34 CFR 668.43 )

Names of associations, agencies, or governmental bodies that accredit,approve, or license the school and its programs.
Procedures for obtaining or reviewing documents describing accreditation, approval, or licensing. 

Academic and Financial Aid Appeal 2017 34 CFR 668.41 (a)-(d), 34 CFR 668.42, 34 CFR 668.43

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99)

Retention Rates 34 CFR 668.41 and Graduation Rates

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