College of Arts & Sciences Chiesman Fund


Political Science

USD is home to the state's oldest, largest and most nationally prominent Political Science program.

Criminal Justice

The Criminal Justice Studies program emphasizes the key components of police, courts, corrections, and juvenile justice in the criminal justice processes of our local, state and federal governments.

Civic Leadership Studies/Farber Center 

USD's Civic Leadership program focuses on public leadership skills with courses in political science, business administration, psychology, and sociology - tools critical to helping individuals and communities identify, address, and resolve public problems.

Farber Fund    

The Farber Fund provides more than $170,000 each year for Political Science and Criminal Justice majors to attend conferences, participate in study tours, complete internships, travel abroad and conduct research.

Government Research Bureau (GRB)

The GRB conducts applied research on public policy and administrative issues affecting the State of South Dakota, local governments, and American Indian Reservations.

International Studies

International Studies helps students become internationally literate and familiar with diverse cultures, ideas, languages, politics, history, literature and more. 

Master of Science in Administration

This cross-disciplinary program provides tools and organizational skills necessary to more effectively perform administrative roles.