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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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  • Hallie Downs
    VERMILLION, S.D. – Hallie Downs, a sophomore from Rapid City majoring in biology and operational analytics at the University of South Dakota, was awarded a $2,000 Insight into Diversity Global Engagement Travel Scholarship to help her travel to Costa Rica this May as part of...
  • 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.

  • How many of our alums have a park named in their honor? Tom Hanafan '69 B.A. (history and government) does! Hanafan served as mayor of Council Bluffs, Iowa, for 25 years until 2013, and is the 2019 recipient of the Mercy Heritage Award for Arts and Humanities. Tom Hanafan Ri...

Featured Program: Nonprofit Studies

A minor in nonprofit studies prepares students to work and serve in the nonprofit sector, one of the fastest growing segments of the economy. There are nonprofit organizations in every field, from medicine and science to literacy and legal advocacy.

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Non-Profit Studies