Black Hills State University

Introduction

Black Hills State University is a master’s level university that promotes excellence in teaching and learning; supports research, creative and scholarly activities and provides service to the state, region, nation and global community. BHSU provides innovative, high quality undergraduate (associate and baccalaureate) programs in the arts, humanities, education, behavioral sciences, mathematics, social sciences, natural sciences, business and technology as well as selected disciplines of strength at the graduate level. Black Hills State University is the only comprehensive University in western South Dakota.

BHSU Vision

Black Hills State University will be recognized as an innovative, high-quality University in the Black Hills region, the state, the nation, and the world.

We, at Black Hills State University, are committed to:

Scholarship
We engage in the scholarship of research and creative activity to contribute knowledge and art to the community, the state, the region, the nation, and the world; we engage in the scholarship of teaching by using relevant and cutting edge practices to prepare students for the future; and, we engage in the scholarship of service by accepting leadership roles in society and making meaningful contributions to the profession and to the general public.

Student-Centeredness
We accept the responsibility of transforming student lives and treat each student with dignity and respect.

Educational Excellence and Life Long Learning
We engage in doing quality work by reflecting on our performance, our creativity and ingenuity, and in continuously challenging ourselves to improve.

Integrity
We adhere to ethical standards of excellence and accept accountability for personal decisions and actions, which impact our reputation as a dynamic and resourceful institution of higher learning that places students front and center.

Inclusiveness
We embrace the multi-dimensions of human differences by practicing inclusive education and unconditional positive regard, supporting multicultural learning experiences for all, and encouraging international exchange.

Innovation and Change
We anticipate future needs and use our imaginations to be responsive to unique opportunities for growth by encouraging respectful dialogue that encourages an open-minded exchange of ideas whereby active listening and critical thinking sustain a vibrant learning community for students, staff, faculty, administration, alumni, and the public.

This school offers programs in:
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Accreditations

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Programmes

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Master

MBA in Applied Management

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Rapid City

The MBA from Black Hills State University may be the perfect program for you. With a small student-to-teacher ratio and classes that are built with working professionals in mind, you will get the personalized education that most universities do not offer. The MBA program... [+]

MBA in Applied Management

Are you interested in advancing your career or possibly making a career move?The MBA from Black Hills State University may be the perfect program for you. With a small student-to-teacher ratio and classes that are built with working professionals in mind, you will get the personalized education that most universities do not offer. The MBA program at Black Hills State University offers face-to-face classes that are taught at the University Center in Rapid City. This program requires that 36 credits be completed before graduation. These courses build a strong foundation of administrative skills that can be used to address future challenges and opportunities in the business world. These courses are taught by experienced faculty who have real world experience and business connections that will help guide you to the next level in your career. The courses are taught in an experiential learning style that facilitates a better understanding of the curriculum. The capstone project for this program, allows you to practice the theories you have learned in a real business environment. BHSU’s MBA program also builds relationships with local businesses that can foster future career opportunities. If you are interested in transferring to Black Hills State University a total of six credits can be transferred from another accredited MBA program with approval from the MBA Coordinator. All organizations, public or private, need qualified management professionals. Earning your MBA in Applied Management allows you to acquire new skills and enhance your marketability in a competitive job market. Your MBA in Applied Management:... [-]


MSc

Master of Science in Integrative Genomics

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Spearfish

A Master of Science degree in Integrative Genomics is a new area of biological research that seeks to place the functional significance of an organism’s many genes into an ecological and evolutionary context. Integrative Genomics allows scientists to... [+]

Master of Science in Integrative Genomics Integrative Genomics is an interdisciplinary graduate program that combines genomics, ecology, evolution, and physiology to better understand the evolutionary forces that have shaped the mechanisms that are important to species interactions in the wild. The program is designed to provide those seeking a Masters degree the necessary skills and concepts to work cooperatively with others in a research area that takes a systems-wide approach and incorporates an organism’s history and natural environment to understand the organization and expression of its many genes. Exposure to modern techniques and instrumentation in the laboratory and field prepares students for success in both academic and other biotechnology-related pursuits. The program has two tracks: Thesis track requires at least one satisfactory and relevant manuscript from original research for publication in a peer-reviewed journal. Non-thesis track substitutes an internship with a relevant biotech company or the equivalent (e.g., Environmental Protection Agency laboratory) and one course in business marketing and management. All students enrolled in the program take 12 credits from the core curriculum, and at least 8 credits from the list of electives. Overview of the MSIG Program A Master of Science degree in Integrative Genomics is a new area of biological research that seeks to place the functional significance of an organism’s many genes into an ecological and evolutionary context. Integrative Genomics allows scientists to understand the success story that each species represents. Black Hills State University's MSIG program provides many unique opportunities: Location: We are situated in the Black Hills, which provides a natural laboratory for Integrative Genomics. We are also close to the Deep Underground Science and Engineering Laboratory (DUSEL) at Homestake Mine, allowing for collaboration with other major universities (to study, for example, the meta-genomics of the unique microbial communities found in extreme environments). Faculty: Our faculty encompass a variety of professional areas and interests: evolution and genetics ecological genetics conservation biology plant and animal physiology molecular biology molecular ecology functional ecology signal transduction statistical genetics microbiology transcript profiling behavior genetic analysis Facilities: Our state-of-the-art Ecological Genomics and Conservation Genetics laboratories and the Western South Dakota DNA Core Facility are among the modern laboratories that exist on our campus. Research: Research at BHSU involves various collaborations at major institutions. Admission requirements Successful applicants will be required: To have completed a Bachelor’s degree in either biology or chemistry with at least a 3.0 GPA and at least one course in genetics. To take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) (the general test only; the advanced subject test is optional) To provide two letters of recommendation from former instructors. To submit a Statement of interest To provide TOEFL results (if your most recent academic degree is from a university where English is NOT the primary language of instruction) To complete and submit an application - there is a $35 application fee. Academic requirements All students enrolled in the program take 12 credits from the core curriculum, and at least 8 credits from the list of electives. The core, which should be completed in the first year of study, is designed to provide a current overview of the field and techniques. The electives provide additional relevant emphases. Additionally, students will attend a weekly invited seminar series. [-]