Degrees offered online

Masters of Arts

Bachelor of Business Administration

Bachelor of Science Degrees

Other Bachelor Degrees

Associate of Science Degrees

Associate of Arts Degree


Computer Requirements

  • Minimum Requirements
    • Windows Vista
    • 2GB RAM
    • Speakers/headset
  • Recommendations
    • Windows 7/8
    • 3GB RAM
    • Speakers/headset
    • Dual core processor
  • Minimum Requirements
    • OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
    • 1GB RAM
    • Speakers/headset
  • Recommendations
    • OS X v10.7 Lion
    • 2GB RAM
    • Speakers/headset
    • Dual core processor
General Requirements
  • Java
  • Adobe Flash
  • A webcam and microphone are required for the following online courses:
    • COMM 110 Fundamentals of Public Speaking
    • CSCI 101 Introduction to Computers
    • COMM 211 Oral Interpretation
    • NURS 398A Health Assessment Clinical
  • iPads and tablets are not compatible with DSU Online courses.
  • Microsoft Office 365 is offered to all DSU students for free.

Study Tools


DSU utilizes Blackboard to connect online students with courses and professors. Each course offered online will have a page on Blackboard for you to gain access to online discussions, available resources, and research materials.

Hoonuit (formerly Atomic Learning)

Hoonuit is an online, on-demand training site that offers over 50,000 tutorial videos on over 250 applications, including Microsoft and Adobe. Topics are subdivided into small lessons and presented in videos about one or two minutes long. 24/7 access to training offers easy, flexible learning!

Blackboard Collaborate

Utilizing microphone, webcam, and speaker capabilities, Blackboard Collaborate allows you to connect with your instructor and other students, in real-time. You can communicate and share information either through a share-screen function or the distribution of files.


With NetTutor, you experience online tutoring that is simple, fast, and always available. You can connect with live tutors from any computer that has internet access, with no special software installation or equipment required. This service provides academic support for you if you are unable to schedule appointments during the on-campus Tutoring Center’s regular business hours.


Tegrity records class time and course content for you to watch live or review in your own time. Tegrity is used across campus by instructors in the face-to-face classrooms, IVN classrooms and online. These recordings can be accessed within Moodle course pages using the Tegrity link.

Tutoring Center
As an online or distance student you are welcome to visit our on-campus Tutoring Center. The center is located on the second floor of May Hall in the  Student Opportunity and Resource (SOAR) Center. The Tutoring Center provides academic support in math, writing, and other subjects. These services are available to all students enrolled at Dickinson State University.
Students located off campus are able to schedule appointments and work with the Tutoring Center in an online format. To make an appointment, please use our online scheduling service, Accudemia, or call 701-483-2999.
For more information regarding the on-campus Tutoring Center including hours, visit their webpage.

Technology Resource & Education Center (TREC)

The Technology Resource & Education Center (TREC) is navigating the future of DSU’s technology-based learning. Through our integration of technology on DSU campus, we produce state-of-the-art learning environments for current and future students.
TREC Base Camp is the primary technology training and research development room on campus. Base Camp is located in May Hall, room 301.
  • Items available in the room
    • Smart Podium monitor, Polycom Portable Media Cart, 20 HP laptop Computers, Configurable desks, 11 rectangular and 10 trapezoid, wireless and wire internet access available
  • Items available for checkout
    • Huddleboards (must remain in May Hall), 20 iPads, 20 MS Surface RT Units, 225 Turning Technologies clicker units