Biology

Hands-on

Our students get hands on training both in the laboratory and in the field.

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With a degree in biology, you will be nationally competitive for graduate and professional programs. Both areas of emphasis allow you to pursue interdisciplinary careers, such as public policy, pharmaceutical development and sales, and bioethics.

Majors

Biology: Bachelor of Science

Students majoring in Biology may choose to specialize in either Conservation and Biodiversity or Molecular Biology and Physiology.

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Medical Biology: Bachelor of Science

The Medical Biology Degree is designed to prepare you for admission into medical school and other health care professional programs, including dentistry, physician assistant, physical therapy and podiatry.

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Biology: B.S. with Secondary Education Certification

For a teaching major in Biology, complete the Biology degree along with the appropriate teaching certification courses.

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Sustainability: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science

Students majoring in Sustainability may choose to specialize in either Natural Sciences or Social Sciences.

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Minors

Four-Year Program Guides

After Graduation

Our program provides an excellent science background for a wide range of careers. You'll find USD biology graduates working in the following careers.

Potential Careers

  • Emergency Room Physician’s Assistant
  • Environmental Lawyer
  • Sustainability Technician
  • Behavioral Ecology PhD Candidate
  • Zookeeper
  • Senior Microbiology Technician

Recent Employers

  • Sanford Hospital, Vermillion
  • Washington, D.C.
  • City of Sioux Falls, SD
  • Iowa State University
  • Kansas City Zoo
  • Vanguard Sciences, North Sioux City
Success Stories

Success Stories

I knew instantly that USD really was the best school for me. Jordana Lamb, 2013 Graduate