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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Catalog Information

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DARS is based entirely on the University catalog (bulletin).

A catalog contains all the University requirements necessary for obtaining a degree including overall credits, GPA, residency, general education, diversity, as well as the particular needs for any given major or minor.

Each year a new catalog is produced that will probably be different from the previous ones.  It could be the case that some previous courses are no longer offered, while new courses may have been created.  Any given policy could be different and the requirements for any particular major or minor could also have changed.

Thus, the catalog a student follows plays an important role in their degree program.  Most students utilize the catalog under which they were first admitted to the University.  However, students may change their catalog to a later one, if they so choose.

The catalog contains roughly 200 majors and 70 minors, all having various requirements to be met.  Since DARS bases its workings on the catalog, the process of entering those requirements takes some time.

There are currently seven catalogs completely encoded in DARS:

  • 2003-2004
  • 2004-2005
  • 2005-2006
  • 2006-2007
  • 2007-2008
  • 2008-2009
  • 2009-2010

This means that if you are following any of the completed catalogs listed above, you can obtain an audit for your particular degree program.

Questions concerning DARS should be directed to