Degree Programs


The University of Sioux Falls offers a Master of Business Administration degree, a Master of Education degree, an Education Specialist degree, as well as a number of academic programs leading to Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science and Associate of Arts degrees, in both liberal arts and professional fields. The list of all our degree programs can be found in the Course Catalog.


To secure a Bachelor of Arts degree, the student must complete a program of at least 124 semester hours of study with a minimum grade point average of “C” (2.0). This must include the appropriate courses for completing the general education, or core requirements of the university, and those of a major program. The final 30 semester hours, and at least half of the major, are to be taken in residence.

The Associate of Arts program has the same requirements as the Bachelor of Arts, except that the total number of hours required is 64.


The Bachelor of Science degree also has the same requirements as the Bachelor of Arts degree but stipulates that the student’s program must include 18 semester hours from the Natural Science Area (biology, chemistry, mathematics, natural science, computer science, and physics); furthermore, nine of these 18 semester hours must be in laboratory courses.