More than anything, learning at Presentation College is about gaining a well-rounded, holistic education that fosters development of the mind and soul. Nowhere is this more evident than in Arts & Sciences, the college’s largest department, housing a broad spectrum of academic programs and disciplines.
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.
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.
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.