Degrees offered online

Masters Degrees

Bachelor of Business Administration

Bachelor of Science Degrees

Other Bachelor Degrees

Associate of Applied Science

Associate of Arts Degree

Associate of Science Degrees


Certificates of Completion


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, speakers 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
    • All courses designated as DSU Live Online
  • 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.

Stoxen Library

Stoxen Library resources are available to all online and distance students. Electronic and physical resources are discoverable through the Stoxen Library catalog and digital library.

Please contact the library directly for help with research or access needs: or 701-483-2135.


YuJa records class time and course content for you to watch live or review in your own time. YuJa is used across campus by instructors in the face-to-face classrooms, IVN classrooms and online. These recordings can be accessed within Blackboard course pages using the YuJa 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.
For more information regarding the on-campus Tutoring Center including hours, visit their webpage.