Associate of Arts/Science in General Studies

60 credits

Graduation Requirements

DSU General Education & Institutional Requirements

All DSU General Education and Institutional requirements must be fulfilled. A previously earned degree may fulfill those requirements, but courses must be equivalent to DSU’s minimum General Education standards in American Institutions, English, and Mathematics.

Institutional Requirement in Computer Literacy
Computer Literacy0-6
General Education Core Requirements
English3-7
Information Literacy0-1
Mathematics3-5
American Institutions3-6
Life Sciences 3-10
Physical Sciences3-5
Laboratory Science0-1
Fine Arts3
Literature/Humanities3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
Exploration 3-5
Two (2) Global & Cultural Perspectives Courses0-6
Associate of Arts: Foreign Language Requirement3-8
Complete one of the following:
- Complete 8 credits numbered 1000 or above in a single foreign language, through earned credit (grade C or higher), credit by examination, or vertical credit from the courses listed on the GE Foreign Language Requirement page 1
- Complete a 1020 or higher foreign language course listed below (grade C or higher)
- Receive 8 FLATS exam credits for FLAT 1000
- Receive 8 transfer credits GEFL 1000 (grade C or higher) in a language not currently taught at DSU
Available only to students who are nonnative English speakers, complete one of the following:
- Complete 8 credits of ESL courses listed below (grade B or higher)
- Submit one of the following test scores required for unconditional DSU admission: TOEFL (61 iBT, 173 CBT, or 500 PBT); or Michigan (70); or USU-IELE equivalent score. Other tests may be accepted for admission to DSU but will not fulfill this requirement. Official scores must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office.
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 General Education Foreign Language Classes may be found on the General Education page.

Electives

Complete the following:

  • Courses to bring total number of credits to not less than 60.
  • Courses that will lead to further study in baccalaureate programs.

Graduation Requirements

  1. Complete a minimum of 60 college-level credits (1000 and above).
  2. Complete at least 20 lower-division credits at DSU for institutional residency.
  3. Cumulative GPA 2.0 or higher.

Graduation Plan

Plan of Study Grid
1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
General Education (Mathematics) 4
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
LIB 1010 Information Literacy 1
General Education (Breadth & Depth) 3
SSC 1001 First Year Experience (FYE) 1
General Elective 3
Milestones: Meet with your academic advisor. Earn 2.0 GPA or higher (Bachelor's degree may require higher GPA)  
 Hours15
Spring Semester
ENGL 2010 Interm Writing Selected Topics: 3
CIS 1200 Computer Literacy 3
General Education (Breadth & Depth) 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
Milestones: Meet with your academic advisor. Maintain 2.0 GPA or higher (Bachelor's degree may require higher GPA). Explore majors and careers at DSU Career Center (HCC 523), UtahFutures.org and/or onetonline.org  
 Hours15
2nd Year
Fall Semester
General Education (Global and Cultural Perspectives) 3
General Education (Breadth & Depth) 3
General Education (Laboratory Science) 1
General Education (American Institutions) 3
General Elective 4
Milestones: Meet with your academic advisor. Maintain 2.0 GPA or higher (Bachelor's degree may require higher GPA). Declare Bachelor's degree major.  
 Hours14
Spring Semester
General Education (Global and Cultural Perspectives) 3
General Education (Breadth & Depth) 3
General Education (Breadth & Depth) 3
General Education (Breath & Depth) 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 1
Milestones: Meet with your academic advisor. Maintain 2.0 GPA or higher (Bachelor's degree may require higher GPA). Apply for graduation.  
 Hours16
 Total Hours60

Graduation Plan

Plan of Study Grid
1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
MATH 1000 Transitional Mathematics II 3
ENGL 1010
Introduction to Writing
or Introduction to Writing
4
LIB 1010 Information Literacy 1
General Education (Breadth & Depth) 3
SSC 1001 First Year Experience (FYE) 1
General Elective 3
Milestones: Meet with your academic advisor. Earn 2.0 GPA or higher (Bachelor's degree may require higher GPA).  
 Hours15
Spring Semester
General Education (Mathematics) 3
ENGL 2010 Interm Writing Selected Topics: 3
CIS 1200 Computer Literacy 3
General Education (Breadth & Depth) 3
Elective 3
Milestones: Meet with your academic advisor. Maintain 2.0 GPA or higher (Bachelor's degree may require higher GPA). Explore majors and careers at DSU Career Center (HACC 523), UtahFutures.org and/or onetonline.org  
 Hours15
2nd Year
Fall Semester
General Education (Global and Cultural Perspectives) 3
General Education (Breadth & Depth) 3
General Education (American Institutions) 3
General Education (Breadth & Depth) 3
General Elective 3
Milestones: Meet with your academic advisor. Maintain 2.0 GPA or higher (Bachelor's degree may require higher GPA). Declare Bachelor's degree major.  
 Hours15
Spring Semester
General Education (Global and Cultural Perspectives) 3
General Education (Breadth & Depth) 3
General Education (Breadth & Depth) 3
General Education (Lab Science) 1
General Elective 3
General Elective 2
Milestones: Meet with your academic advisor. Maintain 2.0 GPA or higher (bachelor's degree may require higher GPA). Apply for Graduation.  
 Hours15
 Total Hours60

Graduation Plan

Plan of Study Grid
1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
MATH 0900 Transitional Math I 1 3
ENGL 0990 Beginning Writing 1 4
General Education (Breadth & Depth) 3
SSC 1001 First Year Experience (FYE) 1
General Elective 1
Milestones: Meet with your academic advisor. Earn 2.0 GPA or higher (Bachelor's degree may require higher GPA).  
 Hours12
Spring Semester
MATH 1000 Transitional Mathematics II 3
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
LIB 1010 Information Literacy 1
CIS 1200 Computer Literacy 3
General Education (Breadth & Depth) 3
General Elective 3
Milestones: Meet with your academic advisor. Maintain 2.0 GPA or higher (Bachelor's degree may require higher GPA).  
 Hours16
2nd Year
Fall Semester
General Education (Mathematics) 3
ENGL 2010 Interm Writing Selected Topics: 3
General Education (American Institutions) 3
General Education (Breadth & Depth) 3
General Elective 2
Milestones: Meet with your academic advisor. Maintain 2.0 GPA or higher (Bachelor's degree may require higher GPA). Explore majors and careers at DSU Career Center (HCC 523), UtahFutures.org and/or onetonline.org.  
 Hours14
Spring Semester
General Education (Global and Cultural Perspectives) 3
General Education (Breadth & Depth) 3
General Education (Lab Science) 1
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
Milestones: Meet with your academic advisor. Maintain 2.0 GPA or higher (bachelor's degree may require higher GPA). Declare Bachelor's degree major.  
 Hours13
3rd Year
Fall Semester
General Education (Global and Cultural Perspectives) 3
General Education (Breadth & Depth) 3
General Education (Breadth & Depth) 3
General Elective 3
 Hours12
 Total Hours67
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 Courses numbered below 1000 level do not count toward graduation.