Arts & Sciences Programs
Expert Faculty

You’ll be guided by expert faculty who are respected leaders in their fields. For example, Dr. Brad Tennant, director of the American studies program, is one of the nation’s leading experts on Native American and upper plains history, and serves on the Board of Trustees of the South Dakota State Historical Society. But no matter how acclaimed our faculty members are as scholars, their true passion is teaching and serving as personal mentors to their students.

Service Learning

As a student in the Arts & Sciences Department, you’ll find a seemingly endless array of opportunities for service learning. Students have worked on projects with the Salvation Army, Habitat for Humanity, Aspire, the Boys & Girls Club, Safe Harbor, the Presentation Sisters, SPURS therapeutic riding center, and many others.

Hands-On Experience

We deliver hands-on learning experiences for Arts & Sciences students in a number of intriguing and fascinating settings. You’ll find opportunities to conduct meaningful research—exploring areas and using resources typically used at the graduate level—as an undergraduate here. Students in the American studies program recently presented a paper at a national conference. And our recently renovated biology labs provide state-of-the-art technology and facilities.