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Office of Academic Affairs

Dr. Tom Hawley, Provost and
Vice President of Academic Affairs


Spafford Hall 203

1200 S. Jay St.

Aberdeen, S.D. 57401


Phone: 605-626-2524

Fax: 605-626-3970

E-mail: Judy Lapka  


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Academics at Northern
Northern State University offers you a rigorous academic setting where small class sizes can lead to exceptional opportunities.
Here, you'll engage with the best of academics, cultural arts and athletics.
Our student-faculty ratio is roughly 17 to 1. Classes are taught by full-time professors who are active in their fields, offering a challenging and engaging academic experience. Our professors are accomplished - more than 80 percent have Ph.Ds - and they share their expertise with students every day.
You'll enjoy the support of the close-knit Northern campus community and our extraordinary student support programs.
NSU offers bachelor's degrees in 41 areas of study, associate degrees in 8 areas of study and master's degrees in 9 areas of study.
“An education is about finding identity. I learned a lot more about myself and was forced to question myself, and it definitely has been a good experience. I’ve made some of the best friends of my life here."
Mike Newman, honors history and geography major, accepted to graduate school
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