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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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  • Ross Oyler atop the Ala-Too mountain range. He is bundled up and smiling at the camera.
    VERMILLION, S.D. – Ross Oyler, a recent graduate of the University of South Dakota, has received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program award for an English Teaching Assistantship for the 2021-2022 academic year from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Forei...
  • 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.

  • A beautiful, classic picture of Old Main on USD
    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