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

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Earn a nationally competitive degree that allows you to pursue careers in fields ranging from conservation and medicine to bioinformatics, physiology and genetic research


Biology: Bachelor of Science

Students majoring in biology may choose to specialize in conservation and biodiversity; physiology, cell and molecular biology; or human dynamics.

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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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Four-Year Program Guides

The Classroom & Beyond

  • Medical Biology Experience

    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.

  • Biology Research

    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.