Dakota State University students walking around campus

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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Leadership Opportunities

Professor teaching students in the Science Center on campus

Unique experiences for unique leaders

Attending DSU is as much about the experiences as it is about the degree you earn. We offer you a variety of academic opportunities, extraordinary experiences included. These programs at DSU can help you grow as a student and enable you to form relationships with others who share similar interests and inspirations. 

Read on to learn about each program we offer or dive deeper into a specific program’s curriculum and admission requirements. We think you’ll find a program that will spark your interest or ignite your passion, it’s up to you take the next step.

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 in their field.

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Being an elite member of the CyberCorps scholarship program gives you a lot of perks, including full-ride scholarships, stipends, research opportunities, and a guaranteed security job in federal, state, local and tribal government organizations once you graduate.

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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 the College of Arts and Sciences.

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Complete your bachelor's degree while simultaneously earning your master’s degree. Our 4+1 Program gives you the unique opportunity to finish both degrees in five years. The program is offered in various disciplines to fit your career aspirations.

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