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COVID-19 Updates: Stay Informed

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Counseling and Human Development

COVID 19 Response

Beginning Monday, March 23, all classes will be moved online for the remainder of the academic year. The academic year calendar will remain current with finals scheduled for May 4-8.

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Welcome to the Department of Counseling and Human Development (CHD) at South Dakota State University. I believe you will find many excellent programs, enthusiastic students and a committed faculty and staff. We are one of the few public university departments in South Dakota that delivers programs at the main campus in Brookings, at the University Centers in Rapid City and Sioux Falls, and online. In addition to our programs, we have a number of field specialists across the state who provide another level of teaching and training to the citizens of South Dakota. 

Even though our department is fairly new in terms of years, you will recognize a number of faculty who have been teaching, researching and serving South Dakota State University for quite some time. We are fortunate to have such a talented group, many of whom are well known leaders in the state, region and nation in their specialized field of study.  

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about our programs, research or service. 

Jay Trenhaile, Ed.D.
Professor/Department Head CHD

Watch the video below to learn more about the CHD program.