Do you want to help shape our understanding of the universe? You will
have exceptional opportunities to work directly with faculty investigating
everything from the smallest particles to the largest structures in the
universe. BHSU places an emphasis on providing research opportunities for
science students early in their educational career.
The Physical Science degree at BHSU is a hands-on research based program
that allows you to pursue one of several tracks: Physics, Chemistry,
Geology, or Computer Science with the flexibility to tailor your curriculum
to your career goals. Participate in current, ground-breaking research in
neutrinos and dark matter experiments at the world’s top underground
laboratories, including the Sanford Underground Research Facility (SURF)
in the former Homestake Mine in Lead, SD (home of the solar neutrino
experiment by Nobel laureate Ray Davis) and similar labs in Italy
and Canada. This degree offers a solid background in preparation for
employment, and for graduate school admission or continued professional
Enjoy The Experience
You will be involved in cutting-edge research projects, leading to
presentations at conferences and publications in peer-reviewed journals.
You will get hands-on experience through internships, with opportunities
available from a wide range of organizations and facilities such as the
Sanford Underground Research Facility, NASA, the National Science
Foundation, the US Geological Survey, the US Forest Service, and South
Dakota Game, Fish and Parks. You can also serve in leadership roles in
student clubs such as Scientia and the Astronomy Club.