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Department of Biology and Microbiology

The Biology and Microbiology Department at South Dakota State University offers Undergraduate (BS) and Graduate (MS and PhD) degrees in Biological Science. Undergraduate students can major in Biology, Human Biology, Biotechnology and Microbiology, and also follow specialized tracks to prepare for medical and other health-related careers, and for careers in Secondary Education. We offer a broad array of courses taught by 38 faculty members using informed approaches to teaching and offering hands-on laboratory experiences. Graduate students pursue research in infectious diseases, microbiology and plant biotechnology.



Fields of Study

Check out all the majors, specializations, and minors that the Biology and Microbiology Department has to offer.


More SDSU pre-med, pre-dental, pre-chiropractic, pre-optometry and pre-physician assistant students choose Human Biology than any other major. The Human Biology major prepares students both in- and out-of-the-classroom for successful admission to medical school as well as success as a medical student.