SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Scholarships play an important role in assisting students with the costs of college education. BHSU has an outstanding scholarship program and our financial aid team is ready to assist you.

SMALL CAMPUS. BIG IMPACT.

Anything is possible when you have room to grow and you're free to define your own future. The passionate and dedicated faculty and staff at BHSU provide a level of personal attention that can help inspire and guide you along the way.

BHSU - RAPID CITY

With the learning location in Rapid City, you'll have the flexibility of a schedule that fits your lifestyle while you benefit from hands-on learning experiences here at BHSU.

The Possibilities

Compare your personal interests with the possibilities available among BHSU’s 60+ degrees, certificates, and minor programs. 

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Arts &Humanities

Prepare for careers like graphic designer, musician, and journalist. View degrees >

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Behavioral Sciences

Pursue careers such as Wilderness Guide, Psychologist, and Counselor. View degrees >

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Business

Explore careers such as accounting, marketing, and management. View degrees >

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Graduate Studies

Advance in fields such as Education, Business, Genomics, and more. View degrees >

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Education

Prepare for your career as an educator. View degrees >

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Math & Social Sciences

Develop skills for careers such as Historian or Multicultural Adviser. View degrees >

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Natural Sciences

Prepare for careers such as Researcher, Conservationist, or Geologist. View degrees >

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THERE'S ONLY ONE SPEARFISH

The community of Spearfish is ready to welcome you. Whether you're enjoying an arts festival, walking historic downtown, or socializing at one of many restaurants and coffee shops, Spearfish is a place that is easy to call home.

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BHSU Centers

Center for American Indian Studies and more. View >

Clubs & Organizations

With 80+ clubs and organizations, BHSU is the place for those who want to lead, organize, and be a part of it all. View >

Honors Program

Dedicated to achievement, leadership, and community. We seek to enrich the experience of students. View >

Sustainability

At BHSU, we care for our environment. It is part of our culture and part of what defines us. View >

Research

BHSU researchers work to have a real-world impact. View >

Student Life

Get involved. Show your spirit. Live on campus. View >

Veterans

Serving current members and veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. View >

Underground Lab at Sanford

BHSU's Underground Classroom lab provides a valuable research environment. View >

Study Abroad

Expand your world and experience other cultures. View >

Become a Yellow Jacket

Black Hills State University offers students the opportunity to learn from the best in a positive and challenging academic environment. Live and learn in the beautiful Black Hills. Take the first step to your higher education goals today!

4000+ students

92% receive financial aid

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Experience BHSU Campus

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During our Preview Day campus visit event, you will meet current BHSU students, faculty and staff, tour campus, and learn about our academic programs, admission requirements, financial aid options, and scholarship opportunities. 

 
Individual Visit
 

Campus tours are offered at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. Appointments with an Admissions Counselor, Financial Aid Representative and other areas of interest can be scheduled around your tour time.




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Learn how to control your dreams in the next Geek Speak lecture at BHSU

Learn how to control your dreams in the next Geek Speak lecture at BHSU

Have you ever wanted to dive deeper into your dreams or get a more restful night’s sleep? Learn how this is possible in the next Geek Speak lecture led by Black Hills State University mental health counselors Tracy Hunt and Chelsey Groseclose Thursday, Jan. 25 at 4 p.m. in Jonas Hall room 110. The presentation is open to the public at no cost.
Haakon County students to benefit from BHSU scholarship in memory of Marjorie Briggs

Haakon County students to benefit from BHSU scholarship in memory of Marjorie Briggs

The children of Marjorie (Pickles) Briggs of Midland are carrying on the value their parents placed on higher education by establishing a scholarship at Black Hills State University. Haakon County students are eligible for the scholarship beginning this fall. Marjorie, who passed away in August at the age of 91, attended Black Hills State (formerly Black Hills Teacher’s College) in the early 1950s. She earned her teacher’s certification and taught in country schools near Robbs Flat and Midland.
BHSU students assist with remote humanitarian mapping project

BHSU students assist with remote humanitarian mapping project

Students in the Geography 101 course at Black Hills State University recently completed a digital mapping project to assist humanitarian efforts stemming from the Ebola outbreak in the Congo and the rainy season in Zambia, Africa.
Montana’s Former Poet Laureate Tami Haaland to share poetry from her collections at BHSU Geek Speak

Montana’s Former Poet Laureate Tami Haaland to share poetry from her collections at BHSU Geek Speak

On Thursday, Jan. 17, Montana’s Former Poet Laureate Tami Haaland will be visiting the Black Hills State University campus for the weekly Geek Speak lecture series. The event is open to the public and will take place at 4 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre of Woodburn Hall on the BHSU campus. Here’s a sneak peek at what’s to come!

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If you need more information or guidance, please see our Admissions and Financial Aid sections. If you're interested in visiting BHSU, check out our Visit section.