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Our photography students

rank in the top 5%

nationwide
Our education program is

the best

in the region
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RESEARCH

Students have so many opportunities for research - from research conducted at one of the only underground campuses in the world to an herbarium with over 50,000 species of plants. With the endless opportunities, students have the world at their fingertips.

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STUDY ABROAD

Choosing to study abroad will expand your world by providing opportunities to experience another culture while earning a globalized education. With over 20 partner universities to choose from with no increase in your tuition cost, studying abroad is possible for anyone.

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Honors Program

Dedicated to achievement, leadership, and community, the University Honors Program seeks to enrich students' university experience. The program is designed to provide the university’s top students with the support and individualized instruction they need to pursue their academic and professional goals.

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DUAL CREDIT

Earn high school and college credit, save over 80% on tuition costs, and earn up to $7,500 in scholarships by applying for dual credit courses though BHSU.

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Graduate Studies

Choose from nine graduate programs that range from education to business to science. You'll prepare for your future career by completing a rigorous and diverse class load.

IMPACT YOUR WORLD

At Black Hills State University, you'll participate in education that combines rigorous class work with the spirit of exploration. With hundreds of options for majors and concentrations to help you find your niche, you'll be able to create an academic path that fits your interests and advances your goals.

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AMERICAN INDIAN CULTURE

We embrace the cultural heritage of the Great Plains and South Dakota. We honor Native American culture by hosting Pow Wows, dedicating buildings to great American Indian leaders, and offering an American Indian Studies degree. BHSU is also home to a Center for American Indian Studies and the Lakota Omniciye and the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) student organizations.

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INTERNSHIPS

We believe that learning happens outside of the classroom as well as in it. Many degrees require an internship experience to strengthen your skill set and provide you with networking experience to help you land for your dream job.

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Business natural sciences

The College of Business Natural Sciences is dedicated to delivering quality programs and offering opportunities for innovation and research.

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education & behavioral sciences

Our top-notch Education and Behavioral Science programs will challenge you as well as prepare you for your future career.

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liberal arts

A degree from the College of Liberal Arts prepares you with numerous extracurricular opportunities and creative mentorship.

Take The Next Step

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