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College of Natural Sciences

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Chemistry & Biochemistry 


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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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Doctoral student Kyle Birch putting test tube into prototype device

NSF research leads Minnesota native to SDSU doctoral program

A love for chemistry combined with an aptitude for machines led Princeton, Minnesota, native Kyle Burch to do undergraduate research on anti-counterfeiting technologies in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at South Dakota State University.

Society of Physics Students honors SDSU chapter

Another year, another honor from the Society of Physics Students for South Dakota State University.

Research helps SDSU senior refine career path

When Sioux Falls native Zachary Lehmann came to South Dakota State University, he set his sights on becoming a medical physicist.