Earn Your Biology Degree at USF

Major in Biology at USF, and you’ll gain the critical knowledge and skills you need for a career in a biology field or to go on to graduate study in biology. Your Biology degree options include:

At USF, you’ll complete liberal arts core course requirements as well as 32 semester hours of Biology classes, along with supporting courses in chemistry, physics and mathematics to earn your bachelor’s degree. If you choose to minor in Biology, you’ll take five Biology courses and two semesters of Biology colloquium, including giving one presentation on a Biology topic of interest to you.

Reasons to Major in Biology at USF

USF graduates who major in Biology gain top proficiency in a variety of sciences and mathematics. Earn your bachelor’s degree on our campus in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and see how servant leadership plays a vital role in your faith-based education by watching USF’s biology faculty in action.

We aren’t just teaching future biologists. At USF, we’re giving you the chance to experience a distinctly Christian liberal arts education. By earning your accredited Biology degree immersed in USF’s fellowship, you’ll grow as a biologist and experience spiritual growth. You’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Develop true mentoring relationships with our Biology faculty
  • Study inside our new and renovated science center
  • Take part in real-world, original research on our campus in Sioux Falls
  • Complete internships, independent study projects and summer research projects in Biology
  • Prepare to work in a Biology career or continue your education with graduate work in Biology

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Biology Careers for Biology Majors

Are you asking yourself, "What can I do with a biology major?" We have the answer. USF’s Biology degree graduates take top jobs in great careers in the sciences and many advance to top-notch graduate schools to earn their master’s, Ph.D., M.D. or other advanced degree.

Biological scientist

Researcher, biology or ecology consultant


Physician, surgeon, dentist, veterinarian, pharmacist


Biology teacher at the secondary or post-secondary levels

Biomedical researcher

New drug development, clinical trials, medical protocols

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