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College of Natural Sciences

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Biology and Microbiology 

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Chemistry and 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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Haarberg 3D Center announces pilot grant awards

South Dakota State University's Haarberg Center for Drug, Disease and Delivery, housed in the College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions, has announced its second round of funding for research projects through the Haarberg 3D Center's Pilot Grant Program. ...

SDSU faculty recognized for excellence

The annual South Dakota State University Celebration of Faculty Excellence recognized 25 faculty members, researchers and scientists Tuesday. The event honors faculty members in the university's colleges for outstanding research, teaching and service.

SDSU commencement ceremonies to be held at Swiftel Center

South Dakota State University officials announced today that commencement ceremonies for the Class of 2023 will be held May 6 at the Swiftel Center in Brookings.