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Undergraduate Catalog (ARCHIVED) 2021-2022 
Undergraduate Catalog (ARCHIVED) 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Arts and Sciences






Administration and Faculty

David Kenley, Professor and Dean
Justin Blessinger, Professor and English Coordinator
Dale Droge, Professor and Academic Coordinator
Jeff Palmer, Professor and Mathematics Coordinator
Wendy Romero, Associate Professor and Digital Arts and Design Coordinator


Richard Avery, Kristel Bakker, Stacey Berry, Kari Forbes-Boyte, Thomas Jones, Kurt Kemper, Alan Montgomery

Associate Professors:

Joseph Bottum, Michael Gaylor, Viki Johnson, Zhe Ren, William Sewell, Joseph Staudenbaur

Assistant Professors:

Hannah Altmann, Angela Behrends, William Bendix, Peter Britton, Tate Carson, Matthew Ingram, Haley Larson, Konrad Lightner, James Maloney, Kyle Murphy, Andrew Sathoff, Daniel Seman, Mark Spanier, Richard Wicklein


Kristina Adams, Sandra Champion, Ann Elder, Deana Hueners-Nelson, Kim Jones, Nevine Nawar, D. Scott Richardson


The mission of the College of Arts and Sciences is to educate and prepare students to be lifelong learners and professionals in a variety of disciplines including analytical science, biology, computer game design, cyber leadership and intelligence, digital arts and design, English, and Mathematics. Students are challenged to develop the necessary skills in their respective area, to think logically and critically, and to make sound decisions. Faculty expertise and the integration of technology in all programs provides the foundation for Dakota State University’s College of Arts and Sciences degree programs.

In addition to the Bachelor of Science majors listed above, the College also offers several minors, including art, audio production, biology, chemistry, computer graphics, digital photography, English for new media, film production, history, math, multimedia/web design, physics, 2-D and 3-D production animation, professional and technical communication, sociology, Spanish, and speech communication/theatre.  A number of certificate programs are also available including digital photography, English for new media, mathematical foundations of cryptography, multimedia, multimedia design and production, professional and technical communication, and website design and development.

The College of Arts and Sciences provides opportunities for students to learn through work experiences and supervised professional practices.  Internships and undergraduate research/scholarship are available in most programs.