Ranked as the No. 2 best place to work in South Dakota by Forbes, South Dakota State University is the state’s largest, most comprehensive university with more than 200 programs and an enrollment of approximately 12,000 students. SDSU offers a rich academic experience in an environment of inclusion and access through inspired, student-centered education, creative activities and research, innovation and engagement that improve the quality of life in South Dakota, the region, the nation and the world. Its employees embrace the university’s core values of being people-centered, expanding knowledge through creativity, embracing organizational and personal integrity, commitment to diversity, and excellence through continuous improvement. The College of Natural Sciences was founded in 2018 and brings together four departments: Biology and Microbiology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Geography and Geospatial Sciences, and Physics. The College offers 11 baccalaureate degrees, eight baccalaureate minors, three M.S. degrees and three Ph.D. degrees. The college provides the courses to fulfill the natural sciences requirements for all undergraduates at South Dakota State and promotes the use of s...cientific methods of inquiry to investigate the natural world. Research in the College focuses on both foundational studies and applied work that benefits regional and global communities.