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College of Natural Sciences

Bringing Science to CNS Students via E-Learning

The College of Natural Sciences wants to thank you for your help in ensuring our students are prepared for e-learning. 

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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


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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

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