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Find your fit in the health care field.

As a health sciences major, your degree will help you start your path to graduate school, launch your career in the health care field or advance your existing career. You'll gain real-world experience through service learning and hands-on practice. We offer the most options for a health care degree in South Dakota, which means you're right where you need to be to take the next step. 

Our graduates have gone on to become: 

  • A physical therapy assistant at an outpatient PT clinic
  • An Associate Director of Community Programs at Yankton Rural AHEC
  • A flight paramedic at Avera
  • A shift training officer at Pennington County 
  • An underwriting specialist at Omaha National 
  • A coder at Avera 
  • A teacher and a coach 
  • A FOCUS missionary

Whether you're interested in clinical practice, research, technology or the health care industry, we have pathways that will help you reach your goal.

More Information

  • Photo of first responder checking heart beat of student at trauma simulation.
    VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota School of Health Sciences will be hosting its largest career fair to date this Friday, Nov. 17 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Lee Medical Building Atrium.
  • Student Success

    Shayna Possail is launching her career in dentistry through her degree in the health sciences major.

  • The health sciences club will be meeting today, Thursday February 15th from 5 to 6pm in Beacom 128. We will be learning how to preform hands only CPR! Join us to learn how to save lives! All are welcome! Bring a friend! Save a life!