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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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  • USD to Host Missouri River Research Symposium
    VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota will host the annual Missouri River Institute Research Symposium Thursday, Nov. 15 from 9 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. in the Muenster University Center Ballroom.
  • 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.

  • Dean Michael Kruger joined Miss South Dakota Carrie Wintle ('17 B.A. Math and B.B.A. Accounting) and Math Chair Dan Van Peursem on stage for a photo after Wintle's talk on campus Wednesday. Wintle wrote her Honor's thesis on a math topic. While a friend once suggested solvin...

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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