Located near the center of campus, the Avera Health & Science Center is home to the College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions along with the chemistry and biochemistry department. Seven out of every 10 SDSU students use this facility. The building is named after Avera Health, a Midwest health system, which committed $15 million to the construction of the facility, the largest single donation to the SDSU Foundation.
Each floor of the building has laboratories in the center, with offices around the outskirts along with designated study rooms. The lowest level of the building has large lecture halls. The first floor has offices for the College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Labs on the first floor are primarily for pharmacy. Second-floor labs are used for chemistry, with the third floor used for biochemistry and medical laboratory science.