The College of Arts & Sciences delivers 28 different undergraduate majors in the humanities, social sciences and sciences. We give our students the knowledge to understand our rapidly-changing world, creating informed and engaged citizens who stay intellectually curious for the rest of their lives.

Our students graduate with the skill set employers seek – the ability to think creatively and analytically, to communicate effectively and to work with others in teams to solve complicated problems. They are prepared to enter the workforce to pursue one of our 17 masters or eight doctoral degrees, or to head off to graduate and professional schools. We’ve had more than 115 students win prestigious, nationally-competitive scholarships, a record unmatched in the state.

As the heart of liberal arts education at USD, we’ve educated our state’s leaders for more than 125 years. We continue to support students by offering:

  • More majors and minors than any other academic unit in the state
  • An opportunity to learn in small classes taught by nearly 200 Arts & Sciences faculty
  • The ability to conduct research with faculty and engage in creative scholarship
  • More than 400 permanently-endowed scholarships exceeding $30 million
  • The chance to see the world on study abroad trips, made possible by a $1 million endowment