About the College of Arts & Sciences

Find yourself at South Dakota State University.

We help students connect with the past and discover their futures. We are the college of Arts & Sciences, the academic hub of South Dakota State University. Our college is the home of the arts, humanities, and the social and behavioral sciences.

We provide the intellectual fabric and foundation for transforming student passion and creativity into a lifetime of discovery and opportunities for success. In Arts & Sciences, students thrive in an atmosphere of engaged teaching and learning, interdisciplinary research and partnerships in meaningful service.

We have more than 130 dedicated faculty members within the college, many of whom are nationally recognized within their fields of study and committed to preparing students for outstanding careers. They teach courses that develop critical thinking skills and increase global awareness, ensuring our students’ competitiveness in today’s society.

In the past decade, the College of Arts & Sciences has experienced unprecedented growth, creating an ever-increasing number of opportunities for students for discovery and following their passion through engaged learning such as studying abroad, conducting research, and participating in service-learning opportunities.