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, 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 disease research, microbiology and plant biotechnology.

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Fast Facts
Undergraduate Students 594
Graduate Students 49
Fields of Study 5
Number of Graduates (2012–2013) 102
Scholarships Awarded (2015–2016) 409
Scholarship Dollars Awarded (2015–2016) $640,710.96