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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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Students at the Research Park at SDSU

Students win business plan competition with aims to improve shelf life of produce

South Dakota State University students Matthew Cole, Logan Wolf, Nolan Lee, Jordan Traub-Jensen, and Kendal Schreier won the Second Annual Brookings Student Business Plan Competition recently held at the Research Park at SDSU.

Natural, left, and fermented, right, soybean meal

SDSU microbiology student improves soybean meal digestibility

Soybean meal is an important source of protein for animal feed, but it’s not perfect.

Society of Physics Students Chapter receives second-straight SPS Chapter Research Award

South Dakota State University’s Society of Physics Students Chapter won the 2021 SPS Chapter Research Award to study hybrid perovskite solar cells. The chapter also received the award in 2020 to study the properties of lithium batteries.