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The College of Business and Natural Sciences will be a premier, student-centered college, where students can fulfill their potential in a liberal arts and sciences setting. The College will create an efficient, service-oriented culture that is responsive to the needs of students, faculty, staff, alumni, and society.


The College of Business and Natural Sciences at Black Hills State University is dedicated to delivering quality business and natural science programs to qualified students who are working intellectuals.  Through innovative instruction, mentoring, research, and service, the College develops business and natural science graduates who can compete effectively in a dynamic global environment.

To support its mission, the College is organized in two schools: School of Business and School of Natural Sciences. It has five outreach centers: Center for Economic Education; Center for Business, Entrepreneurship, and Tourism (CBET); South Dakota Center for Enterprise Opportunity (SDCEO); WestCore; and the Herbarium. The Department of Military Science is also a part of The College of Business and Natural Sciences. Its class sizes are kept low to facilitate classroom discussion and individual attention and mentoring. An indication of the quality of learning in the College is the fact that our students scored higher than the national average across eight business disciplines on recent national exit tests.

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