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College of Education and Human Sciences

What we do.

In the College of Education and Human Sciences, we focus on enhancing human potential and improving lives and communities through the promotion of mental, physical, and financial health.

EHS is home to two schools: the School of Education, Counseling and Human Development, and the School of Health and Consumer Sciences. We offer 19 undergraduate programs, 16 minors, and more than 20 graduate programs and certificates that prepare our students to become leaders and advocates of well-being that address global issues related to health and education.

Our faculty provide a world-class education, conduct leading research, and fulfill our university’s mission of outreach by impacting and positively changing communities in our region. Dedicated to the academic, professional, and personal successes of our students, our faculty is second to none.

Welcome to EHS. We invite you to join us in enriching the lives of others and enhancing the human potential.

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Explore our schools and programs.

The variety in the College of Education and Human Sciences is what makes it so special. Explore the many degree paths you have waiting for you.

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Who we are.

Our college's students can't be easily defined. They strike out on so many unique and impactful paths. We'll let the amazing work they're doing speak for itself!

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Alexa Steiner

Hospitality Management

"My most interesting class? Hospitality Industry Law gave me the understanding of how to start a business, and I got to network with other business leaders on how to make a business successful."

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Dan Brom

Aviation Education

"From the classroom to the cockpit, instructors are always finding something new to share. The best day in class was taking one of SDState's planes up and doing spin training!"

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Loren Vaillancourt

Exercise Science

"Some of my favorite SDState experiences came from the pre-pro science club. It was nice to build relationships, connections and my resume all at the same time."

Let's Talk.

Undecided? Or ready to explore your future? Our team is ready to talk about what makes the College of Education and Human Sciences especially ideal for you.

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‘Common-Sense Parenting’ classes return to SDSU in October, November

The Child and Family Resource Network at South Dakota State University is hosting its next “Common-Sense Parenting” class series starting Oct. 5.The free, six-class series is designed for parents and individuals who engage with school-age children, kindergarten through 12th grade.

Jackrabbits near, far rally together to break records on seventh annual One Day for STATE

Jackrabbits in all 50 states and across 15 countries united to tackle historic philanthropy on Sept. 7 during One Day for STATE. The South Dakota State University Foundation’s seventh annual giving day celebrated all things SDSU and the impact that can be made through private gifts.
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Near record first-year class, retention drives SDSU enrollment up

A near-record class of first-time students and record retention from students’ freshmen to sophomore year increased South Dakota State University’s enrollment to its highest number in five years.