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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  • Profile photo of Frankenstein.
    VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota Department of English hosts “Frankenstein 200!” a two-day symposium, Feb. 26-27, to celebrate Mary Shelley's momentous 1818 novel and its impact on western culture.
  • 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.

  • The current issue of Science magazine summarizes USD’s collaborative research project focusing on the intersection of food, energy, and water systems. Meghann Jarchow (Sustainability & Environment) is quoted in the piece.

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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