BHSU Centers

The Center for Business, Entrepreneurship & Tourism provides the marketing intelligence the industry needs to make investment, planning, and marketing decisions.

BHSU's genetic and genomic research facility, the Center for the Conservation of Biological Resources provides students with an opportunity and the resources to conduct research, resources, and the facility to do so..

Economic Education
The Center for Economic Education promotes economic literacy for South Dakota K-12 teachers and students.

Center For American Indian Studies
American Indian Studies at BHSU promotes awareness of American Indian cultures, value systems, and social problems among both Indian people and members of the larger society.

The South Dakota Center for Enterprise Opportunity provides business assistance and training to current and prospective entrepreneurs from start up to expansion to foster economic development in SD.

Black Hills State University Herbarium (BHSC)
The Herbarium has about 45,000 specimens and is one of the two largest herbaria in South Dakota. BHSC features the world’s largest collection of the distinctive vascular flora of the ecologically unique Black Hills of South Dakota and Wyoming.

BHSU Research

Research Symposium
Students at BH have the opportunity to showcase their research at an annual symposium.
Watch 2014 Keynote

The Center for the Conservation of Biological Resources studies genomics of interest to the Black Hills and Great Plains regions.

CAMSE's mission is to promote effective and meaningful teaching and learning of science and mathematics at all levels.

Developmental Math Project
Research, development and implementation of a multi-tiered system of supports to improve student pass rates for Basic and Intermediate Algebra.

Sanford Lab Projects

Black Hills State University’s proximity to the Sanford Underground Research Facility at Homestake combined with a high level of interest among faculty and staff has created numerous collaborative projects not only in science but also in science education and across the disciplines. BHSU is celebrating the nationally designated Year of Science and sees the activity at Sanford Lab as another way to create innovative educational opportunities for students. Learn More...


Black Hills State University
Dr. Shane Sarver
1200 University St. Unit 9501
Spearfish, SD 57799-9501