Requirements

  • Depending on Catalog year, 120/128 minimum hours (baccalaureate degrees) (150 minimum semester hours for Professional Accountancy)
  • Depending on Catalog year, 60/64 minimum hours (associate degrees)
  • All major, minor, and professional education requirements must be met
  • 2.0 minimum institutional and cumulative grade point average (non-teaching degrees)*
  • 2.6 minimum cumulative grade point average (teaching degrees)*
  • 2.6 minimum grade point average in teaching major, teaching minor and professional education core (teaching degrees)
  • Thirty-six minimum upper division hours (courses numbered 300/400) (baccalaureate degrees)
  • System and Institutional general education requirements must be met
  • Must take and pass the CAAP Proficiency Exam
  • Must take exit examination for each major (baccalaureate degrees)
  • No more than sixteen hours of internship will be counted toward a major or a degree
  • No more than thirty-two hours can be earned by special examinations, correspondence, extension courses from other colleges and/or non-collegiate courses, other than military courses
  • No more than six hours will be accepted toward graduation or final GPA for participation in the following activities: physical education activities, wind ensemble, choir, small ensembles, jazz ensemble, forensics, theatre, yearbook or newspaper unless such participation is a requirement for a major or minor
  • Depending on Catalog year, a minimum of 30/32 hours (baccalaureate degrees) and 15/16 semester hours (associate degrees) must be earned from Black Hills State University
  • Depending on Catalog year, 15/16 hours (baccalaureate degrees) of the last 30/32 hours and 6/8 hours (associate degrees) of the last 15/16 hours preceding the completion of a degree must be earned from Black Hills State University
  • Minimum number of credit hours in the major or minor that must be completed from Black Hills State University: fifty percent (50%)
  • Composite majors do not need to complete a minor
  • Degree seeking students may complete requirements for a minor at any regental university that has been approved to grant that minor. This minor will be recorded on the transcript in conjunction with a degree/major at that university or a degree/major at any other regental university. A minor will only be recorded on the transcript in conjunction with a degree and major.
  • Non-teaching, regular majors must complete a minor OR a second major
  • Bachelor of Arts candidates must complete twelve hours of a foreign language (Minimum of 4 courses of Beginning I & II and Intermediate I & II)
  • Remedial Courses (courses numbered below 100) will not be counted toward graduation
  • Coursework taken for graduate credit will not apply toward a baccalaureate degree

*In addition to the BHSU cumulative GPA requirement, transfer students must have a BHSU and transfer combined GPA of 2.0 for non-teaching programs and 2.6 for teaching programs.