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Preparation + opportunity = success

That's the DSU equation. We're a four-year university with nationally recognized programs, cutting-edge facilities, and the brightest thinkers. But we're also a tight-knit, inclusive community. Small class sizes mean hands-on training and individualized attention. All this with an affordable, public school price that's among the best values in the region.

Majors & Degrees

Biology: Integrated Biology (BS)

Examine the extraordinary

Couldn't get enough of science classes in high school? A degree in Biology with an Integrative Biology specialization will give you the ability to explore a range of scientific disciplines from microbiology and bioinformatics to chemistry, ecology, genetics, and molecular biology.

Study human anatomy. Learn the basic principles of ecology. Gain an understanding of gene editing in plants, animals, and microbes. Focus on vertebrate zoology, and conservation biotechnology. The opportunities are endless.

This degree will prepare you for careers in a research lab, studying animals and wildlife in their habitats, or taking on positions in medical fields.

Pursue your passions with a double major

With intentionally coordinated curriculums, students can double major in biology and exercise science. Expand your opportunities, prepare for professional programs, and explore multiple interests. At DSU you can fully pursue your passions and career goals.

Opportunities outside of the classroom

Want to enjoy science-related activities beyond your coursework? At DSU, you can conduct meaningful undergraduate research and join organizations like TriBeta, the National Biological Honor Society. It's one of the few active chapters of TriBeta in South Dakota. Learn more!

TriBeta Biology Honor Society  Undergraduate research 

Career possibilities

A bachelor's degree in Biology specializing in Integrative Biology will open the door to many fields. From practicing medicine to research, you’re bound to find a career you’re passionate about.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of a BS in Biology with a specialization in Integration, students will:

  • Have a solid foundation of the principles of biology, supporting sciences, and mathematics
  • Be able to problem solve and developing marketing strategies for products of research and service in the science-based information industries
  • Have an excellent background in computer science and information systems technology.


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