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Human Biology (B.S.)

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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).

Is it for you?

This program will be a good fit if you:

  • Seek well being for all.
  • Enjoy lifelong learning.
  • Enjoy diagnosing and finding solutions.
  • Have strong interpersonal skills.
  • Appreciate science and the scientific method.

Career Opportunities

  • Medical school (M.D. and D.O.)
  • Physician assistant school (M.S.-P.A.C)
  • Dental school (D.D.S and D.M.D.)
  • Chiropractic school (D.C.)
  • Optometry school (O.D.)
  • Physical therapy school (D.P.T)
  • Occupational therapy school (D.O.T.)
  • Mortuary science

Recent Employers

  • Avera Health
  • Brookings Health System
  • Sanford Health
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Duke University
  • Advance
  • Biotest Plasma Center
  • Lifescape
  • Stryker Med
  • Medline Industry Inc

Internship Opportunities

  • Avera Health
  • Brookings Health System
  • Sanford Health
  • University of Illinois - Chicago
  • Undergraduate research

Undecided or still deciding on a major and future career?

If you are uncertain about your major and have questions about career planning, you are not alone. Choosing a major or career can be a very difficult decision. The exploratory studies program may be a good fit if you are unsure of your major and career focus. Entering the university in the exploratory studies program will help you gain confidence and valuable insights on majors and minors available at SDSU and future career choices. 

In addition, FOCUS 2 Career, a self-guided assessment, education and career planning program, will help you reflect on your values, interests, personality traits and skills to provide valuable insight as you explore major and career choices. SDSU students may access FOCUS 2 Career by using their student email and password. After completing FOCUS 2 Career, you may find it helpful to discuss your results with a career coach in the Office of Career Development.