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College of Arts and Sciences
Technology Center 358
1200 S. Jay St.
Aberdeen, S.D. 57401

Phone: 605-626-2601
Fax: 605-626-3364
Email: Julie Backous

Julie Backous, Senior Secretary
History, Sociology, Political Science and Geography
Phone: 605-626-2601

Joanne Nemmers, Secretary
Languages, Literature and Communication Studies
Phone: 605-626-2404

Linda Richards, Secretary
Biology, Chemistry and Physics, and Mathematics
Phone: 605-626-2456
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Kelsey Kimbler“The professors were really willing to work with me when I had to be gone for weeks at a time.”
Kelsey Kimbler
Biology major


Catch up on recent developments in the NSU College of Arts and Sciences in our newsletter, Heart and Soul. Or, share your personal and professional milestones by sending us the Alumni News Form.
The College of Arts and Sciences is the largest academic unit at Northern, with about one-third of Northern students majoring in programs through the college.


 The CAS is divided into three departments:

•  History, Sociology, Political Science and Geography
•  Languages, Literature and Communication Studies
•  Biology, Chemistry and Physics, and Mathematics
Explore each department and its degree offerings in the College of Arts and Sciences' Departments & Programs.
Learn on the job, across the globe
These departments administer dynamic internships, where students are placed in the community to gain firsthand experience in public and private agencies, schools, businesses and social service agencies. The CAS also organizes learning experiences across the U.S. and abroad.
Published faculty
While dedicated to classroom instruction, our faculty members work on a wide range of challenging research that often results in publication. See the Publications page for their current and previously published academic research and areas of expertise.
Regional education and events
Northern's CAS offers academic expertise and exciting experiences to thousands of K-12 students year-round through the annual Science Fair, Women in Science event, and Math Contest.

Open to the community and region, NSU's annual Constitution Day celebration energizes campus with informative, entertaining events and displays.