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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
  • Curiosity 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 Illinois - Chicago
  • Undergraduate Research

Suggested Minors

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

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.