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Health Sciences Major

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

  • Faculty-Led Program: Canada: The United States and Global Healthcare

    This immersive, interactive experience explores the evolution, celebration and future of human rights. Travel to Winnipeg, Canada with stops at Flandreau and Sisseton Wahpeton, South Dakota. Stay tuned for information on our trip in May 2022.

  • Students looking through microscopes.

    The School of Health Sciences developed this program to help meet a mounting need for additional health care professionals serving South Dakota.