Explore the Liberal Arts

BHSU College of Liberal Arts - Centers and Research


Center for the Conservation of Biological Resources (CCBR):
Supports genomic research in the Black Hills and Great Plains regions, and fosters excellence in undergraduate research, and provides support for researchers involved in conservation related genomics research.

Center for American Indian Studies:
The Center for Indian Studies was established at Black Hills State University by an act of the South Dakota Legislature. The mandates of the Center include serving as the administrative unit for academic programs in American Indian Studies, promote awareness of American Indian cultures, value systems, and social problems among both Indian people themselves and members of the larger society and more...

Writing Assistance Center:
Our mission is to help you become a better writer. Rather than offering editing services, we work with you to strengthen all aspects of your writing process to help you gain confidence in writing and in the texts that you produce. With that in mind, we begin where you do.

Math Assistance Center (MAC):
The Math Assistance Center at Black Hills State University was founded in 2006 and is located in room Jonas Science 154. The mission of the Center is to provide individual, group, and classroom support to ensure all students at BHSU can succeed in math.

Research Opportunities: Mentored research and creative work conducted by undergraduate students with the guidance of a faculty member is an exciting learning opportunity that complements classroom instruction. Almost all academic areas have opportunities to become involved in this type of educational experience. Students interested in working on an independent research project should contact a faculty member, whose research or creative work interests them.  If a project can be worked out, the student needs to get the yellow and green forms for registering for research from the College Office, Jonas 108. Once filled out and signed by the student and faculty mentor, the forms are returned to the College Office for processing. The final step is the student takes the green form to the Registrar's Office in Woodburn.

Students who have completed research are encouraged to present at the Black Hills Research Symposium, which is held each year on campus in late March or early April. A call for oral paper submissions or poster presentations goes out in January.