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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. – David C. Earnest, Ph.D., the chair of the University of South Dakota Department of Political Science, and Julia Hellwege, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the department, discussed the riots in Washington D.C., the end of President Donald Trump’s term in o...
  • 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.

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    VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota College of Arts & Sciences has announced a new interdisciplinary major and minor in legal studies that will allow students to explore the history and impact of the law, its underlying theoretical and philosophical framework, ...

Featured Program: Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical engineering links the fields of biology and engineering to provide solutions to medical and biological problems. Students who graduate with a degree in biomedical engineering are well-prepared for a future in South Dakota’s emerging medical technology industry.

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Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Degree at USD