General Education Certificate

What Is It?

Every college degree requires you to complete general education courses; usually the first year of college is spent completing these classes. The General Education Certificate offered through DSU’s Concurrent Enrollment program gives you the opportunity to complete all of your college general education courses while you’re still in high school.

Why Should I Do It?

Classes you take for this certificate can fulfill both your high school and college requirements. If you complete the General Education Certificate while in high school, you could earn your bachelor’s degree in just 3 years.

Because you are taking college classes while in high school, each college credit will only cost you $5. That’s the equivalent of a $700 scholarship for every class, saving you thousands by completing the General Education Certificate in high school.

The General Education Certificate will be recognized by all public universities in the state of Utah, and it will fulfill all too. Most of the general education credits you complete towards the General Education Certificate will be accepted by private universities in Utah as well.

You’ll need to complete each of the following sections’ requirements:

  • English
  • Math
  • Math
  • American Institutions
  • Life Science
  • Physical Science
  • Lab
  • Fine Arts
  • Literature/Humanities
  • Social & Behavioral Sciences
  • Exploration


Concurrent Enrollment Office

North Plaza (NPLZ)

Phone: 435-652-7739

Office: 46 S 1000 E St. George UT, 84770 (old Harmon's just south of Swig)

Sheila Cannon

Administrative Specialist


Phone: 435-652-7739

Office: North Plaza 141E

Emma Lunceford

CE Coordinator


Phone: 435-879-4251

Office: North Plaza 146

Kevin Simmons

Director, Concurrent Enrollment


Phone: 435-652-7671

Fax: 435-632-2226

Office: North Plaza 143