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Shaping your understanding of the universe



Help shape our understanding of the universe working side-by-side with the world’s top scientists while preparing yourself for the jobs of the future.

LEARN SCIENCE in a student-centered learning environment with course instruction and labs taught by full-time faculty.

DO SCIENCE through the program’s strong commitment to the undergraduate research and internships that are an integral a part of the curriculum.

DEVELOP NEW SCIENCE with cutting-edge instrumentation in one-of-a-kind laboratories on the Spearfish campus and 4,850 feet below the surface of the Earth in the BHSU Underground Campus.

JOIN EXCITING PAID SUMMER PROGRAMS including those offered by National Labs, the National Science Foundation (NSF), the South Dakota Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network (BRIN), and the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU).

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  • Traditional fields of Physics, Chemistry, and Geology
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Oil and Gas
  • Underground Science
  • Science Education
  • Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Astronomy
  • Excellent preparation for graduate school, medical school, , and other pre-professional programs
  • Careers of the Future in which the boundaries between traditional disciplines become blurred

Contact Info

Brianna Mount
Director of the BHSU Underground Campus (BHUC); Associate Professor, Physics
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Phone: (605)642-6094

School of Natural Sciences
Black Hills State University
1200 University St. Unit 9008
Spearfish, SD, USA 57799-9008