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Dakota Wesleyan University

Mitchell, SD 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate73%

Dakota Wesleyan University Academics

Dakota Wesleyan University requires at least 125 semester hours to graduate with a bachelor's degree.

There is no accelarated degree program at Dakota Wesleyan University, but students who wish to save money or graduate early can look into transferring in credits. Additionally, Dakota Wesleyan University has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.

NOTE: Around 42% of students who start college at Dakota Wesleyan University finish the requirements for graduation within six years.

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Academic Options Yes No Note
Accelerated Degree Program X
Transfer Credits Accepted
AP Credit Accepted
IB Credits Accepted X
Summer Classes Available
New Student Orientation

Reminder: Dakota Wesleyan University may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.

Which Courses Are Required At Dakota Wesleyan University?

Dakota Wesleyan 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, but there is a math and science requirement.

Students do not have to take a computer class.

Course Required?
2nd Language No
Math Yes
Science Yes
Computer No

Reminder: Check with Dakota Wesleyan University directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.

Majors at Dakota Wesleyan University

When choosing a major, Dakota Wesleyan 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 Wesleyan University.Dakota Wesleyan University allows students to design their own major, if desired. If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, designing their own major is a great alternative. Dakota Wesleyan University false.Dakota Wesleyan 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: Declaring a double major may mean taking more courses, but it can provide a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when looking for a job or applying to grad school.

Frequently Asked Questions About Dakota Wesleyan University

Does Dakota Wesleyan University Offer Learning Disability Services?

🟨 Check with Dakota Wesleyan University directly for information on any possible available services for students with disabilities.

Does Dakota Wesleyan University Have An Online Program?

✅ Dakota Wesleyan University true for students who are interested in taking classes online.

Does Dakota Wesleyan University Offer Credit for AP Classes?

✅ Dakota Wesleyan University true Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.

Does Dakota Wesleyan University Have An Honors Program?

✅ Dakota Wesleyan University true for highly-qualified applicants, but false. Students must complete a senior project if they are in the Honors Program at Dakota Wesleyan University.

Does Dakota Wesleyan University Require Internships?

🟨 Dakota Wesleyan University does not require an internship for all students, but does require an internship for students in some majors. Students can look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job.

Additional Information About Dakota Wesleyan University

Dakota Wesleyan University Library

The main library on campus is the George and Eleanor McGovern Library and there is one other library on campus.

Dual Degree Programs at Dakota Wesleyan University

A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time.

Dakota Wesleyan 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 Wesleyan University have any ROTC programs?

Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every university. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.

Dakota Wesleyan University has an Army 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 Wesleyan University include:

•an ARMY ROTC branch unit on campus

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Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Aug 27
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