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Welcome to BHSU Biology Program


Do you love exploring plants, animals, medicine and the world in which we live? The Black Hills State University biology program has an outstanding curriculum and faculty supported by state-of-the-art facilities where you can experience great hands-on learning.

Earning your degree in biology will open the door to a variety of engaging careers. A biology graduate may pursue a career as a physician, physical therapist, pharmacist, marine biologist, forensic scientist and many more.

Why earn a biology degree from BHSU?

  • Experiential Learning: BHSU provides opportunities to work with real scientists on real research projects.
  • State-of-the-Art Facilities: The Life Sciences Laboratory is a new 24,896 sq. ft. building specifically designed for the natural sciences programs. BHSU also has a growth chamber, herbarium, scanning electron microscopy lab and many other labs/centers.
  • Involvement: Outside of the classroom, BHSU offers opportunities for involvement with biology-related organizations including Scientia and the Health Sciences Student Organization.
  • Premier Location: BHSU is located 20 miles from the Sanford Underground Research Facility. This close proximity to Sanford Lab combined with a high level of interest among faculty and staff creates opportunities for collaborative projects in the sciences.

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BHSU offers excellent undergraduate research opportunities.