Associate of Arts/Science in General Studies

Program Curriculum

60 credits

DSU General Education Requirements

All DSU General Education 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.

General Education Core Requirements
English3-7
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
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.

Elective Requirements

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 for Students in GE Mathematics and ENGL 2010

Plan of Study Grid
1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
First Year Recommended Elective 2
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing Selected Topics: (EN) 3
General Education (Mathematics) 4
General Education (Breadth & Depth) 3
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 (Breadth & Depth) 3
General Education (Breadth & Depth) 3
General Elective 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 (Breadth & Depth) 3
General Education (Laboratory Science) 1
General Education (American Institutions) 3
General Elective 4
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.  
 Hours15
Spring Semester
General Education (Breadth & Depth) 3
General Education (Breadth & Depth) 3
General Elective 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). Apply for graduation.  
 Hours15
 Total Hours60

Graduation Plan for Students in MATH 1000 or MATH 0980 and ENGL 1010 or ENGL 1010D

Plan of Study Grid
1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
First Year Recommended Elective 2
MATH 1000
Transitional Mathematics II (See your academic advisor for the best path.) 1
or Transitional Math IIB
4
ENGL 1010
Introduction to Writing (EN)
or Introduction to Writing (EN)
4
General Education (Breadth & Depth) 3
General Elective 2
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 Intermediate Writing Selected Topics: (EN) 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 (HACC 523), UtahFutures.org and/or onetonline.org  
 Hours15
2nd Year
Fall Semester
General Education (American Institutions) 3
General Education (Breadth & Depth) 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). Declare Bachelor's degree major.  
 Hours15
Spring Semester
General Education (Breadth & Depth) 3
General Education (Breadth & Depth) 3
General Education (Lab Science) 1
General Elective 3
General Elective 2
General Elective 3
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 for Students in MATH 0900 and ENGL 1000

Plan of Study Grid
1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
First Year Recommended Elective 2
MATH 0900 Transitional Math I 1 3
ENGL 1000 Reading and Writing for Academic Success 5
General Education (Breadth & Depth) 3
Milestones: Meet with your academic advisor. Earn 2.0 GPA or higher (Bachelor's degree may require higher GPA).  
 Hours13
Spring Semester
MATH 1000
Transitional Mathematics II 1
or Transitional Math IIB
4
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing (EN) 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).  
 Hours13
2nd Year
Fall Semester
General Education (Mathematics) 3
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing Selected Topics: (EN) 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 (Breadth & Depth) 3
General Education (Lab Science) 1
General Elective 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). Declare Bachelor's degree major.  
 Hours13
3rd Year
Fall Semester
General Education (Breadth & Depth) 3
General Education (Breadth & Depth) 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 1 3
 Hours15
 Total Hours68