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The Possibilities

Compare your personal interests with the possibilities available among BHSU’s 60+ degrees, certificates, and minor programs.

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Arts & Humanities

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Behavioral Sciences

Pursue careers such as Wilderness Guide, Psychologist, and Counselor. View Degrees

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Explore careers such as accounting, marketing, and management. View Degrees

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Graduate Studies

Advance in fields such as Education, Business, Genomics, and more. View Degrees

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Math & Social Sciences

Develop skills for careers such as Historian or Multicultural Adviser. View Degrees

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Natural Sciences

Prepare for careers such as Researcher, Conservationist, or Geologist. View Degrees

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The community of Spearfish, S.D. is ready to welcome you. Whether you're enjoying an arts festival, walking historic downtown, or socializing at one of many restaurants and coffee shops, Spearfish is a place that is easy to call home.

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Clubs & Organizations

With 80+ clubs & organizations, BHSU is the place for those who want to be a part of it all. More...

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Honors Program

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Student Life

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Underground Lab at Sanford

BHSU's Underground Classroom lab provides a valuable research environment. More...

Study Abroad

Study Abroad

Expand your world and experience other cultures. More...

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Black Hills State University offers students the opportunity to learn from the best in a positive and challenging academic environment. Live and learn in the beautiful Black Hills. Take the first step to your higher education goals today!

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Experience BHSU Campus

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During our Preview Day campus visit event, you will meet current BHSU students, faculty and staff, tour campus, and learn about our academic programs, admission requirements, financial aid options, and scholarship opportunities.

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Campus tours are offered at 9:00 am and 1:00 pm. Appointments with an Admissions Counselor, Financial Aid Representative, and other areas of interest can be scheduled around your tour time.

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BHSU sees largest incoming class in three years, overall enrollment down slightly

BHSU sees largest incoming class in three years, overall enrollment down slightly

Black Hills State University experienced over a six percent increase in first-year student enrollment for Fall 2022 as overall headcount enrollment at South Dakota's six public universities is nearly one percent higher system-wide than the previous academic year. More...


Black Hills State University is more than a path to your future success; it is a destination that will change your life. Come and see what opportunities await you at Black Hills State University by attending one of our Preview Days or by making an Individual Campus Visit or Group Visit.


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Develop valuable personal relationships in a small community with amazing faculty and staff while thriving in the outdoors of the Black Hills.