Degrees and Programs
Students attending in the evening only can earn a two year Associates Degree, a four year Bachelors Degree, or one of many Graduate Certificates and Degrees.
You can combine evening and online courses to build a program that meets your interests and your need for flexible scheduling.
Associate of Arts Degree (AA)
The Associate in Arts Degree is intended to provide a broad liberal arts and sciences background. A.A. programs require completion of the General Education program and additional credits to total at least 60 semester credits. The A.A. program can be used as the foundation for a baccalaureate degree and is administered by the Center for Continuing Studies. For more information call (320)308-3081.
Associate in Elective Studies Degree (AES)
The Associate in Elective Studies degree programs provide students an opportunity to design their own two year programs of study. It requires the completion of 60 semester hour credits, with no more than 30 credits in one discipline. The program is administered by Center for Continuing Studies. For more information, call (320) 308-3081.
Bachelor of Elective Studies (BES)
The Bachelor of Elective Studies Degree is for those students who wish to develop their own programs of study. This four-year degree gives students considerable latitude in planning individualized programs around their needs and interests. These “self-planned” programs are often attractive to returning adult students, or traditional students who may have specific goals which do not easily fit into the more conventional degree programs. For more information about this program and the majors/minors available, contact the B.E.S. Program Director, Center for Continuing Studies at (320)308-3081.
Other Baccalaureate degrees (B.A., B.A.S., B.S.)
In addition to the BES degree, St. Cloud State offers baccalaureate degrees in Applied Science (B.A.S.), Arts (B.A.), Sciences (B.S.), Fine Arts (B.F.A.), Music (B.Mus.).
Baccalaureate degrees are considered to be the standard college degree. At St. Cloud State students must complete a minimum of 120 semester hour credits. Credits must be earned in general education (liberal arts and sciences), in a major and/or minor, and with remaining credits in university electives.
Graduate Degree Programs available to Evening Only Students: