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Discover Biology

The study of biology is characterized by discovery of the natural world—its functions and its possibilities. The biology program at Presentation is a vibrant, hands-on learning experience that will prepare you for a broad range of advanced educational and professional opportunities.

“I chose Biology because I plan on going to medical school and I know that the Biology program at PC will set me up perfectly for that. The professors truly want the best for you and they are always excited to help you out with anything.”

- Nathan Jones
Biology Alum


Where Can a Biology Degree Take You?

Our biology undergraduate program in SD doesn't just lead in one direction. In fact, a biology degree can take you virtually anywhere! There is a vast and varied number of career opportunities in the field of biology — and they're growing all the time. Your biology degree can lead to a fulfilling career as a:

  • Science and health educator
  • Researcher
  • Biological technician
  • Forensic scientist
  • Genetic counselor
  • Biochemist

Outside of the more traditional career paths, our undergraduate biology program in SD can also unlock opportunities to get creative with your degree. You may also go on to work in medical sales, health services management, pharmaceutical business, science publishing or biological economics. The prerequisites in this four-year program will also lay the ground work for pre-professional programs such as: Medicine, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physician Assistant, Mortuary Science, and more!


See Life Anew Through a Biology Undergraduate Program

Are you a naturally curious person, drawn to ask questions and discover the answers? If you love learning about how the living world works, a bachelor's degree in biology might be just the right choice for you. As a biology major, you'll gain an in-depth understanding of the natural world, including what defines life, how organisms function and relate to each other, and how to protect living creatures.

With so many different sub-disciplines under the net of biology, you'll have space to specialize in a particular area that strikes your interest. If you're ready to see the world around you in a fresh new way, dive into PC's biology degree program in South Dakota, and experience the many benefits for yourself:

  • Develop a well-rounded skillset: Preparing for a career in biology requires much more than an understanding of biological basics. Through your studies, you'll learn how to research, analyze, problem-solve, organize, communicate and think critically.
  • Satiate your curiosity: If you've got an inquisitive mind, studying biology is one surefire way to unlock the answers to the world around you. As an aspiring biologist, you'll spend your career fielding questions and discovering the solutions. Because nature never stops evolving, your future will never be short on interesting twists and turns. You will understand the mystery of life in a way few others experience.
  • Leave a tangible mark on the world: As the human population expands, the natural world faces an increasing number of challenges. As a biologist, you can play a role in finding sustainable solutions. As a result, the impact of your career can reach far beyond your own personal and professional fulfillment.

Why Earn Your Degree at Presentation College?

Presentation College first began its mission to educate, support and prepare young minds for career success in 1966. Since then, we've become known as a cornerstone of faith and whole-person development. Because of our values, education at PC is so much more than quality instruction within the four walls of a classroom. We are a learning community centered around helping you grow — intellectually, professionally and spiritually.

Under the care and instruction of our expert faculty, students find a space to learn together. All course content is supplemented by hands-on experience that embodies the spirit of service-learning. Bring your dreams and plans for the future, and we'll equip you with the tools and knowledge you need to thrive in the real world.

With convenient online course options, generous financial aid packages and plenty of opportunities for internship experience, we'll help you earn your biology bachelor's degree in South Dakota and have you feeling ready to step into a vibrant career.

Find Your Place in Our Program Today

Ready to take the first step toward earning your bachelor's in biology right here in South Dakota? We invite you to apply to join our thriving community at Presentation College. Submit your application online today with just a few easy steps. If you have any questions regarding our biology program, financial aid or admissions process, feel free to reach out to our team for more information.



The learning experience in the biology program is designed to have a health care focus. You’ll be able to customize your studies by pursuing additional pre-professional options in physical therapy, occupational therapy, physician assistant, medicine, chiropractic medicine, dental, veterinary science and mortuary science.


From opportunities to engage in meaningful, significant research alongside faculty, to presenting your findings at conferences and in other settings, to enlightening activities and co-curricular biology programs, your journey will be a fulfilling and well-rounded one.


Graduates of the biology program have a diverse range of options and opportunities in front of them. It’s an outstanding foundation for graduate studies and the pursuit of advanced degrees in areas like medicine, health care, and dentistry.