Health Science

Real-world clinical experience that leads to in-demand degrees

Our programs are characterized by the personal interactions of a rural Midwestern state with opportunities for training in a variety of urban and rural settings.

Majors

Addiction Studies

Our addiction and prevention education includes options to earn a Bachelor of Science degree on campus or online.

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Dental Hygiene

Earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene to begin a career tackling oral health challenges.

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Health Sciences Major

A Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences can prepare you for a wide variety of health care careers. Study on campus or online.

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Medical Laboratory Science

Learn the latest techniques to detect, diagnose and treat disease in the lab with a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Laboratory Science.

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Nursing

An Associate of Science or Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing gives you the opportunity to care for patients in a variety of settings.

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Social Work

Those with passion for social justice and a desire to improving people's lives can earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work

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Pre-Professional Health Programs

USD's pre-professional studies for health programs provide you with a competitive edge when it comes to being accepted into – and succeeding in – professional degree programs.

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The Classroom & Beyond

  • Future Professionals

    Attention High School & College Students: South Dakota HOSA - Future Health Professionals is a career and technical student organization whose focus is 100% health care. South Dakota's chapters expose students to a wide-range of health care career options.

  • Recruiting a Diverse Health Workforce

    The Area Health Education Center (AHEC) is a national network. South Dakota's AHEC fosters a continuum of interdisciplinary health professions education focusing on the health care needs of the most underserved in our state.

  • State-of-the-Art Facilities

    Our programs offer state-of-the-art classroom and laboratory technology in the Andrew E. Lee Memorial Medicine and Science Building. The design of the facility provides space for interdisciplinary learning in teams.