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College of Natural Sciences

One Day for STATE 2020 Success!

Jackrabbit family does it again!

Extending a heartfelt "THANK YOU!" to each and every donor who supported the College of Natural Sciences yesterday during #OneDayforSTATE 💙💛 Your generosity allowed us to exceed our goal of 250 donors, which helped to raise over $92,000!!

We're Here for SDS'You'

As we all are adjusting to the changes caused by the coronavirus, we look for areas to help our students, faculty, staff, alumni & friends, and community.  Learn how you too can support. 

Our Departments

Biology & Microbiology 


Biology & Microbiology style

Chemistry & Biochemistry 


Chemistry.BioChem

Geography & Geospatial Sciences


Geography - Satellite Imagery

Physics 


Physics

Fast Facts

Number of Personnel

25+
Staff
80+
Faculty

Number of Students

580+
Undergraduate
161
Graduate

Facilities

8+
 

Majors & Minors

11
Majors
8
Minors

Certificates

2
 

Possibilities

Endless!!
 

Our Mission

The College of Natural Sciences provides a robust, integrative academic experience to foster student success, opportunities to explore the frontiers of knowledge through advanced innovative research, and demonstrates excellence in accordance with the South Dakota State University’s land-grant mission.

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Where We Are

Signs You Should Major in the Natural Sciences

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Vivian Osei Poku

Osei Poku Selected to 2020-2022 Phi Kappa Phi Council of Students

South Dakota State University student Vivian Osei Poku recently was selected to serve on The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi's 2020-2022 Council of Students.

NIH project seeks to improve cancer-fighting therapeutics

Professor Adam Hoppe is working with researchers at the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom to improve the effectiveness of antibody therapeutics designed to fight cancer and target autoimmune disorders, such as multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis.

SDSU scientists to examine how coronavirus infects cells

Identifying the mechanisms through which the new coronavirus enters and infects cells can help scientists combat COVID-19—and perhaps other emerging viruses.