Our department serves undergraduate and graduate students by laying the foundation for tomorrow's professionals.

We have extensive resources to support teaching and research interests in cell biology, ecology and more. Our facilities continue to be upgraded by major external awards and we maintain several research collaborations with the USD School of Medicine.

You Might Like to Know

  • Nearly all our upper-division courses have enrollments of 24 students or less.
  • Over half of the medical students at USD's Medical School are graduates of our department.
  • Our faculty has received prestigious grants from federal sources such as the National Institute of Health and the National Science Foundation.
  • Nearly half a million dollars in grant funding from state and regional sources has been awarded to our department to study the flora and fauna of the Midwest region.