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Message from the Dean

Dr. Jason R. Zimmerman


Welcome to the College of Arts and Sciences at South Dakota State University. Our mission is to help our students achieve personal and professional success by providing them with the best possible academic experiences both in and out of the classroom.

Members of the faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences are dedicated to providing students with the tools they need to learn deeply and to continue learning across their lifetime. Some of the experiential learning opportunities that will enhance what students are learning in the classroom include:

  • Student-faculty research

  • Creative activities, performances

  • Internships

  • Service-learning

  • Community-based problem solving

  • Study abroad

The areas of study in the College of Arts and Sciences span the breadth and depth of the human experience. Our college is home for the arts, humanities, social and behavioral sciences, and natural sciences. With 14 distinct academic departments, two schools, and over 30 majors,we have a program for you wherever your passions lie.  the College of Arts and Sciences is committed t introducing students to all the simplicities and complexities of the world around us.   

We invite you to explore all that we have to offer, and we look forward to visiting with you about all of the exciting opportunities to transform your life at SDSU’s College of Arts and Sciences.  

Jason R. Zimmerman, Ph.D.

Interim Dean, College of Arts and Sciences