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About the College


Accreditation Council for Nutrition and Dietetics, the accrediting agency for Academy for Nutrition and Dietetics

American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education

Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service recognition

Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs

Council for Interior Design Accreditation

National Association for Education of Young Children

National Association for Sport and Physical Education

National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education Programs

South Dakota Department of Education


Enhancing human potential

This is an exciting time for the College of Education and Human Sciences and for everyone involved with it.

For our students, we offer a flexible consumer affairs degree—including courses in business, economics, and hospitality—and allow our aviation students 20 percent more flying time. The college boasts an 88 percent job-placement rate in its counseling and human development program and the brand new Outdoor Learning Lab for its early childhood education majors.

Each year, EHS serves about 2,200 students with a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs. In fact, we have more graduate students than any other college on campus.

We also have a growing research agenda. In 2009, we received over $3 million in external funding. Early results for 2010 indicate that we will exceed $4 million in new grants and contracts. The new college structure also provides the potential for expanded service to the campus and state, and we are actively pursuing those opportunities.

Along with the college's several departments, it also operates the West River Graduate Center, a satellite facility in the beautiful Black Hills region of South Dakota that specializes in bringing graduate-level education and career-enhancement opportunities to nontraditional students and educational professionals.