The College of Arts & Sciences is the intellectual foundation of USD, offering students a top-notch liberal arts education in the humanities, social sciences and sciences.

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  • VERMILLION, S.D. – Bernie Wone, an assistant professor of biology at the University of South Dakota, has been awarded $85,400 from the South Dakota Board of Regents to investigate genes for improving drought stress responses in crop plants, such as canola.
  • Arts and Sciences scholarships

    Each year the College of Arts & Sciences awards more than $1.2 million in scholarships, awards and prizes to students across its academic departments.

  • Bernie Wone and Beate Wone (Biology) and Elana Kaup ('16 B.S., Medical Biology) published research this month in Nature journal's "Scientific Reports" that shows the hawk moth (M. sexta) is an emerging model system for muscle aging research.

Featured Program: Phi Beta Kappa

Phi Beta Kappa is the most prestigious academic society for undergraduates in the United States, and USD is the only institution of higher learning public or private in the state of South Dakota with a Phi Beta Kappa chapter.

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