Jun 16, 2024  
Undergraduate Catalog ARCHIVED 2015-16 
Undergraduate Catalog ARCHIVED 2015-16 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Arts and Sciences





Honors Program:


Benjamin Jones, Associate Professor and Dean

Dale Droge, Professor and Academic Coordinator

Bruce Feistner, Associate Professor and Director of Respiratory Care Program


Richard Avery, Kristel Bakker, Justin Blessinger, Susan Conover, Kari Forbes-Boyte, Thomas Jones, Kurt Kemper, Alan Montgomery, John Nelson, Jeffrey Palmer, Barbara Szczerbinska

Associate Professors:

Glenn Berman, Stacey Berry, Jeffrey Howard, Viki Johnson, Mary Reinesch, Joseph Staudenbaur

Assistant Professors:

Ryan English, Michael Gaylor, Shreelina Ghosh, Wayne Madsen, Daniel Mortenson, Jill Olson, Zhe Ren, William Sewell, Valorie Stalcup, Giles Timms


Angela Behrends, Sandra Champion, Rich Hennies, John Hollingsworth, Deana Hueners-Nelson, Kim Jones, Michael Lynch, Kelly MacLeod, Nevine Nawar, Edoardo Persichetti, D. Scott Richardson, Mark Spanier, Kelly Steinmetz, Lacy Wilder


The College of Arts and Sciences offers a variety of programs and courses leading to successful careers. Computer technology is integrated throughout all majors. The College offers the majority of the general education courses that serve as background for all degrees. Faculty in the arts, English, and social sciences are principally located in Beadle Hall. Math and science faculty are located in the C. Ruth Habeger Science Center. The clinical faculty in Respiratory Care are located at Avera McKennan and Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls and Rapid City Regional Hospital in Rapid City.

The disciplines within the College of Arts and Sciences are Art, Art Design, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Game Design, Digital Arts & Design, English, Geography, History, Mass Communication, Mathematics, Music, Physics, Physical Science, Respiratory Care, Sociology, Spanish, Speech, and Theatre.  In addition to degree programs, the College of Arts and Sciences offers majors, minors, and courses which qualify students to apply for admission to professional schools. 

Center of Excellence Honors Program

The Dakota State University Center of Excellence Honors Program targets high achieving students; successful completion of the program requirements by the student will result in the student being designated “Center of Excellence Honors Graduate.” This designation will appear on the student’s transcripts, diplomas, and the commencement program. The full program can be found in the General Studies  section of this catalog.