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College of Natural Sciences

Our Departments

Biology & Microbiology 

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Chemistry & Biochemistry 

Chemistry.BioChem

Geography & Geospatial Sciences

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Physics 

Physics

Fast Facts

Number of Personnel

25+
Staff
84+
Faculty

Number of Students

680+
Undergraduate
150+
Graduate

Facilities

8+
 

Majors & Minors

11
Majors
8
Minors

Certificates

2
 

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25,000+
 

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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YourLocalSecurity.com ranks SDSU No. 1 for third-straight year

For the third-straight year, South Dakota State University has been ranked the safest college campus in South Dakota by YourLocalSecurity.com, an ADT authorized provider and partner of SafeStreets.

Your Local Security ranks SDState No. 1

South Dakota State University has been ranked the safest college campus in South Dakota by Your Local Security.

SDSU moves to blue safety level, returns campus to more familiar operations

South Dakota State University’s COVID-19 Response Team changed the university safety level from yellow to blue, effective immediately. The change returns the campus to more familiar operations.