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Human Biology (B.S.)

The study of human life: evolution, structure, function, information flow, pathways and biological systems.

For students planning to apply to health-related professional programs (i.e. pre-chiropractic, pre-dentistry, pre-medicine, pre-optometry, pre-occupational therapy, pre-physical therapy, pre-physician assistant, and pre-mortuary). 80% of SDSU 2014-15 graduates with a pre-professional specialization were accepted into professional school.

Is it for you?

This program will be a good fit if you:

  • Enjoy lifelong learning
  • Curiousity about life
  • Critical thinking and enjoy solving problems
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Enjoy science and the scientific method

Career Opportunities

  • Medical School (M.D. & D.O.)/Physician Assistant School (M.S. - P.A.C)
  • Dental School (D.D.S & D.M.D.)
  • Chiropractic School (D.C.)
  • Optometry School (O.D.)
  • Physical Therapy School (D.P.T)/Occupational Therapy School (M.S. - O.T.)

Recent Employers

  • Avera Health
  • Brookings Health System
  • Sanford Health
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Duke University

Internship Opportunities

  • Avera Health
  • Brookings Health System
  • Sanford Health
  • University of Illiniois - Chicago
  • Undergraduate Research

Suggested Minors

  • Chemistry
  • Health Communication
  • Health Science
  • Leadership
  • Microbiology

To learn more specific details about program requirements, view this program in the course catalog.

View the recommended academic plan.

Still deciding? Reflecting on your values, interests, personality traits, and skills will provide valuable insight as you explore major and career choices. FOCUS 2 CAREER, a self-guided assessment, education and career planning program, will help you do just that. SDSU students may access FOCUS 2 CAREER by using the code: jacks. After completing FOCUS 2 CAREER, you may find it helpful to discuss your results with a career coach in the Office of Career Development.