College of Arts & Sciences

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In the College of Arts and Sciences, we teach you how to use technology for a better life. 

We may teach traditional topics, such as biology, history, geography, art, design, literature and music, but we use 21st century methods to do so.  We also know that the technology today, will be old news by the time you graduate.  So we teach you how to stay ahead and adapt to changes in your field. You’ll be able to not only navigate the future, but help create it. 

We are here to do more than get you ready for your first job, we are here to get you ready for life.

Degrees and Programs

About the Dean

Dr. Benjamin F. Jones grew up in Sioux Falls and De Smet, SD.  He earned his Ph.D in History from the University of Kansas and served in the US Air Force for 23 years in assignments around the world, including teaching history at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO. In 2013, he became the third dean in the history of the College of Arts and Sciences. His book, Eisenhower’s Guerrillas:  The Jedburghs, the Maquis and the Liberation of France was released spring 2016 by the University of Oxford Press.

Academic Opportunities and Scholarships

General Beadle Honors Program

Sharpen your intellect, surround yourself with bright minds, and engage in close academic relationships with faculty in the General Beadle Honors Program. Available for any major, in any college.

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Center of Excellence in Computer Information Systems

You want to be a leader in all things technology. You are also looking at a business, education or science career. Our Center of Excellence in Computer Information Systems is a minor for anyone, in any degree program, who wants to be a tech expert their in field.

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Susan Langner
Susan Langner

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Nancy Presuhn
Nancy Presuhn

Senior Secretary

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College News

Daugaard signs bill on Madison/DSU day at capitol

Academics, Admissions, Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business and Information Systems, College of Education

Attendees at Madison/DSU Hosts the Legislature Day on January 30 got to see government in action, as they watched Governor Dennis Daugaard sign House Bill 1057. This legislation allows for the demolition of DSU’s Lowry Hall and construction of the Madison Cyber Labs, or MadLabs.

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