Academics at Dickinson State

The University long ago outgrew its original teachers’ college status and has since adopted a broader mission. The present programs include not only teacher education and the liberal arts, but also specialized programs. There is opportunity for pre-professional study and career and technical programs in selected areas as well.

Recognizing the individuality of each student, the faculty strives not only to train students for future occupations but to stimulate students’ curiosity and challenge their ability in many areas. Students build their programs around a core of General Education courses, which include fine arts, humanities, natural sciences, mathematics, and the social and behavioral sciences. Dickinson State University students are encouraged to complete their general education requirements by the end of the sophomore year. Students then direct their focus as juniors and seniors toward a major field of study. Dickinson State University believes that its curriculum offers students a vital combination of intellectual challenge, professional training, and practical experience.