Dakota State University requires at least 120 credit hours to complete a bachelor's degree.
There is no accelarated degree program at Dakota State University, but students who wish to save money or graduate early can look into transferring in credits. Dakota State University accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, Dakota State University has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.
NOTE: Around 47% of students who start college at Dakota State University finish the requirements for graduation within six years.
Dakota State University offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: Dakota State University may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
Dakota State University has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.
Students are not required to fulfill a language requirement
Students are required to take a computer class to fufill the graduation requirements for Dakota State University.
Reminder: Check with Dakota State University directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, Dakota State University students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Dakota State University.
Student Designed Majors
Students must choose one of the majors offered by the college. Self-designed majors are not allowed.
Dakota State University does not require students to complete a senior project.
Double Majoring at Dakota State University
Dakota State University offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.
NOTE: Double majoring may require more work but it can provide an interesting mix of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to grad school.
✅ Dakota State University does offer services for students with disabilities.
Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.
✅ Dakota State University has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.
✅ Dakota State University offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.
✅ Dakota State University offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, but does not offer a Freshman Honors College. Students must complete a senior project if they are in the Honors Program at Dakota State University.
❌ Dakota State University does not require an internship for any students.
Students can still look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job.
The main library on campus is the Karl E. Mundt Library & Learning Commons and there is one other library on campus.
A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time.
Dakota State University does not have any dual degree programs available for students.
What is ROTC?
The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.
Does Dakota State University have any ROTC programs?
Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every college. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.
Dakota State University has an Air Force ROTC program.
Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at Dakota State University include:
•an Air Force ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus
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