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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!!

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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.

What We Do

Where We Are

Signs You Should Major in the Natural Sciences

College of Natural Sciences News

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SDSU promotes test-optional admissions, adjusts Jackrabbit Guarantee scholarship program for high school seniors

South Dakota State University announced today test-optional opportunities for high school seniors applying to SDSU for fall 2021.

McTaggart in physics lab

Society of Physics Students names McTaggart Outstanding Chapter Advisor

South Dakota State University associate professor Robert McTaggart was selected as the Society of Physics Students’ Outstanding Chapter Advisor for 2019-20.

Society of Physics Students chapter wins national research award

South Dakota State University’s Society of Physics Students Chapter won the 2020 SPS Chapter Research Award. The chapter, which has been honored as an outstanding chapter the past two years, is trying to improve energy storage when using lithium metal a different way in batteries.