BHSU Chemistry Program


Hold the keys to understanding the world by earning your degree in chemistry at Black Hills State University. Chemistry is often called the "Central Science" because chemists study matter at the molecular level.

At BHSU, we have small class sizes allowing strong student-faculty interaction and highly focused instruction. All of our chemistry courses are directly taught by faculty, not by graduate students, as you would see in many other universities.

Students who earn a chemistry degree from BHSU will have a comprehensive understanding of general chemistry, organic chemistry, analytical chemistry, inorganic chemistry, instrumental chemistry and biochemistry.

Why earn a chemistry degree from BHSU?

  • Experiential Learning:BHSU provides opportunities to work directly with excellent chemistry faculty on research projects.
  • State-of-the-Art Facilities:The Life Sciences Laboratory is a new 24,896 sq. ft. building specifically designed for the natural sciences programs. BHSU also has a growth chamber, herbarium, scanning electron microscopy lab and many other labs/centers.
  • Involvement:Outside of the classroom, BHSU offers opportunities for involvement with biology-related organizations including Scientia and the Health Sciences Student Organization.
  • Premier Location:BHSU is located 20 miles from the Sanford Underground Research Facility. This close proximity to Sanford Lab combined with a high level of interest among faculty and staff creates opportunities for collaborative projects in the sciences.

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BHSU offers excellent undergraduate research opportunities.