Earn a nationally competitive degree that allows you to pursue careers in fields ranging from conservation and medicine to bioinformatics, physiology and genetic research
Students majoring in biology may choose to specialize in either conservation and biodiversity or physiology, cell and molecular biology.
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.
For a teaching major in biology, complete the biology degree along with the appropriate teaching certification courses.
Kjerstin Williams, a medical biology student at the University of South Dakota, speaks about her experiences at USD and in the medical biology program.
The purpose of this club is to make more people aware of conservation efforts, have speakers highlight possible jobs attainable with a biology degree and help students get connected to research projects.
Melissa Prince is working on understanding aggressive interactions using a mouse model. Her young career has been quite successful as she has already presented 2 posters at the Society for Neuroscience meeting.
Our program provides an excellent science background for a wide range of careers. You'll find our biology graduates working in the following careers.
|Emergency Room Physician’s Assistant||Sanford Hospital, Vermillion|
|Environmental Lawyer||Washington, D.C.|
|Sustainability Technician||City of Sioux Falls, SD|
|Behavioral Ecology PhD Candidate||Iowa State University|
|Zookeeper||Kansas City Zoo|