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  Jan 23, 2018
2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

General Studies (A.A.)


System General Education Requirements (30 hours)

Composition 6cr
Oral Communication 3cr
Social Sciences (in 2 disciplines) 6cr
Humanities-Fine Arts 6cr
Mathematics 3cr
Natural Sciences 6cr

Electives (34 hours)

The South Dakota Board of Regents Proficiency Examination

All students seeking undergraduate degrees must achieve satisfactory performance on The South Dakota Board of Regents Proficiency Examination, the Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP). Students pursuing an Associate degree must take the examination as soon as they have passed 32 credit hours. This includes credits which are transferred in as well as those taken on campus. The examination is scheduled once each semester, during the first two weeks in November and the last two weeks of March. The CAAP Exam consists of four test components: writing skills, mathematics, reading, and science reasoning. The purpose of the examination is to ensure the standards and quality of the education that students receive and to provide the University with information for improving the general educational curriculum. The examination also provides students with information that allows them to compare their performance to that of other students across the United States. Passing this set of exams in necessary to graduate and complete a degree program.

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