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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THE FOUR SEASONS CAPITAL OF SOUTH DAKOTA

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.




VISIT INFO

Community invited to support students during BHSU Scholarship Gala

Community invited to support students during BHSU Scholarship Gala

Mark your calendars for the stellar event of the summer season! The fifth Annual Black Hills State University Scholarship Gala, “Helping our Students Shoot for the Moon and Land among the Stars,” will take place on a starry Saturday evening, Aug. 24, at the Joy Center at BHSU in Spearfish.
 
BHSU to hold welcome reception for Interim President Nichols

BHSU to hold welcome reception for Interim President Nichols

Black Hills State University invites all community members to a reception welcoming Interim President Laurie Stenberg Nichols Thursday, June 20 from 3-5 p.m. at the Joy Center.
GEAR UP continues successful summer program at Black Hills State

GEAR UP continues successful summer program at Black Hills State

For the fourth year in a row, Black Hills State University is hosting the GEAR UP Summer Honors Program on campus. Nearly 90 high school students arrived in Spearfish this week for the three-week program. Dr. Peg Diekhoff, GEAR UP project manager, said the summer program prepares low-income students and American Indian students for higher education and encourages them to consider possibilities available to them.
The Matthews and BHSU Theater collaborate for 5th year with “The Phantom of the Matthews Opera House”

The Matthews and BHSU Theater collaborate for 5th year with “The Phantom of the Matthews Opera House”

Is The Matthews haunted? Forty-three years after it first hit the stage, “The Phantom of The Matthews Opera House” is again a summer draw for Black Hills community members and visitors. This is in thanks to a collaborative effort between The Matthews and Black Hills State University. The performances are 7:30 p.m. every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday night in July.

Ready to Apply?

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.