Research Center

Center for the Advancement Of Math and Science Education

The Center provides a number of opportunities for teachers to develop expertise in promoting meaningful learning of mathematics and science.

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.

Conservation of Biological Resources 

CCBR exists to support genetic and genomic research that is important to the Black Hills and Great Plains regions with a focus on priority problems and needs expressed by various agencies and organizations region-wide. The laboratories are fully equipped for typical molecular genetic research techniques commonly used such as genomic and cDNA library construction, cloning, PCR, agarose and acrylamide gel electrophoresis, etc.

Economic Education 

The BHSU Center for Economic Education promotes economic literacy for South Dakota K-12 teachers and students.  The Center is affiliated with the National Council on Economic Education. Their main economic education program is the South Dakota Stock Market Game program.  In addition to that, they provide teacher training workshops and economic education resources to integrate economic lesson plans in a variety of grade levels and subjects.


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


Our primary services include DNA sequencing, genotyping, marker developing, library construction, Wildlife Forensic Testing, and Bison testing. WestCore’s Mission is to provide critical infrastructure that enhances research, education, and training in the biomedical sciences in South Dakota. The faculty and staff of WestCore are committed to providing technical support and expertise for regional priorities in research, education, and service that benefit from the application of DNA technology.


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.


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.