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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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  • Photo of Hult Prize winners.
    VERMILLION, S.D. – This spring, two groups of University of South Dakota students will pitch their ideas to address worldwide youth unemployment as part of the international Hult Prize competition.
  • 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.

  • Under the leadership of Sandy McKeown (Criminal Justice Studies), USD’s Mock Trial team competed successfully at the regional tournament in Topeka in early February, qualifying them for the Opening Round National Championship Series next month. Other teams at the tournament ...

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