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Preparation + opportunity = success

That's the DSU equation. We're a four-year university with nationally recognized programs, cutting-edge facilities, and the brightest thinkers. But we're also a tight-knit, inclusive community. Small class sizes mean hands-on training and individualized attention. All this with an affordable, public school price that's among the best values in the region.

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Dakota State College of Arts & Sciences

Imagine, create, explore, discover

When you’re a part of the College of Arts and Sciences at Dakota State University, you’re a part of something extraordinary. Our degrees include everything from biology education to digital arts and design, English to analytical science. You’ll have opportunities to unleash your inner scientist, collaborate with others in research and group projects, or immerse yourself in creativity.

Degrees and programs

Immerse yourself and explore the possibilities. No matter your interests, the College of Arts and Sciences provides you with the foundation for success. Your passions are our specialties.

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Connect to tech

At Dakota State, technology is front and center in our arts and sciences programs. By the time you graduate, you’ll be fluent in technology that is specific to your field. Throughout our programs, you’ll have access to:

  • Interactive, multi-media, and audio software
  • Animation software
  • Video production
  • Publishing platforms
  • Content management systems
  • Math modeling software
  • GeoGebra
  • Instrumentation for data acquisition
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Science labs
Students walking in front of Beadle Hall

Think outside the box

As a member of the General Beadle Honors program, you'll find out just what it means to "think outside the box." This program helps you excel through your academics, inspires you to take on creative projects, and challenges your way of thinking.

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Professional experience? Find it here

Professional experience is important, in every stage of life. That's why we have Handshake. A portal that connects DSU students and alumni with jobs and internships.

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Students enjoying university clubs and organizations

Find your crew

Collaborate with others. Learn new languages. Develop business strategies. Play ultimate frisbee. Be the voice of the Trojan community. Our clubs and organizations give you an outlet to meet new people, express yourself, and share your interests with others. There's something for everyone!

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Art Gallery

The mission of the First Bank and Trust Dakota State University Art Gallery is to encourage appreciation and understanding of art and its role in society through direct engagement with original works of art. The Gallery stimulates active learning about art and the creative process through research, teaching, and dialogue among communities of DSU students, faculty, artists, scholars, alumni, and the wider public. The Gallery organizes exhibitions and educational programs to offer enjoyment and encourage inquiry.

Exhibitions & Reservations

Graduate with confidence

Get ready for a vast array of professional development opportunities ranging from internships, professional practices, and research. You’ll graduate fully prepared and experienced.


News

DSU Donor Patrick Maroney

Maroney donates millions to Trojans Unite Campaign

Thanks to DSU alumnus Patrick Maroney, $7 million dollars have been donated to the athletics facilities for the Trojans Unite Comprehensive Campaign: Building Champions. He has donated an additional $1.5 million to scholarships as part of the Academic Success pillar of the campaign.

Dr. Rebecca Hoey, our new Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs.

Hoey named the new Provost at Dakota State

Dr. Rebecca Hoey will be the new Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs at Dakota State University. Hoey’s experience includes many years at Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa, including serving as Dean of the Graduate School and Adult Learning.

List of honor students with DSU Seal

2022 Spring Honors List Released

A total of 514 full-time and 191 part-time students qualified for the President’s Academic Honors list for the 2022 spring semester at Dakota State University (DSU) in Madison, S.D.

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College of Arts & Sciences

820 N Washington Ave.
Madison SD 57042