Research at bhsu
Explore the opportunities to create your own research


At Black Hills State University, students conduct high-level research by working  in one of the world's only Underground Campuses  with faculty on specialized projects. Working with a faculty mentor will guide you as you discover the  path right for you.

There are many ways to showcase your work.  Take part in the annual campus Research Symposium, attend    the National Conferences on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) or even participate in an international research symposium.

Students who participate in research as an undergrad have a higher level of success in graduate school and in their careers.

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Study physics, biology, geology/environmental physical science, and education 4,850 feet below sea level in the BHSU Underground Campus at the Sanford Underground Research Facility .


Expand your resume with a Research Minor related to your field of study

You and a faulty member will work together to create a research project that fits your research interests. An oral presentation of the results will be given.


BH research Symposium

Students at BHSU have the opporunity to showcase their research at an annual symposium.

Sanford science education center

BHSU collaborates with the Sanford Underground Research Facility on numerous projects. This center was developed to help create learning experiences.


Black Hills State University HERBARIUM

BHSC features the world’s largest collection of the distinctive vascular flora of the ecologically unique Black Hills of South Dakota and Wyoming with over 45,000 specimens.


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

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