2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Mar 02, 2021  
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Biology and Microbiology

Volker Brözel, Department Head
Department of Biology and Microbiology
Alfred Dairy Science Hall 228
e-mail: biomicro@abs.sdstate.edu

Professor Brözel, Head; Professors Bleakley, Erickson, Gibbons, Gibson, Hildreth, Kayongo-Male, Reese, Wake, West, Yen; Professors Emeriti Chen, Evenson, Granholm, Haertel, McMullen, Myers, Peterson, Pengra, Whalen; Associate Professors Auger, Bücking, Kaushik, F. Li, W. Li, Pedersen, Wang, Wu, Zhou; Associate Professor Emeritus Morrill; Assistant Professors Fang, Hill, W. Li, Nepal, Rohila, Wu; Instructors Ellis, Kennedy, Ladonski, Lenertz, McCutcheon, Mediger, Murphy, Smith, Warren; Adjunct faculty Chase, Cooper, Dwivedi, Epperson, Fennell, Francis , Henry, Hughes, Johnson, Kightlinger, Lundgren, McFarland, Nelson, Reidel , Rietz, Sergeev, Steece, Specker, Todd, Wixon.

Department Overview
The Biology and Microbiology department provides a vibrant environment in which students learn, discover and grow. Faculty are dedicated to offering learning environments that prepare students for productive successful careers, contributing to industry, healthcare and research. The department is equally dedicated to probing the fascinating intricacies of living systems in order to contribute to regional and national needs. Research teams collaborate in multi-disciplinary and multi-national teams to seek solutions for pressing problems in agriculture, health and energy.


Biology, BS 
Biology Major - Pre-professional Specialization, BS 
Biology Major - Secondary Education Specialization, BS 
Biotechnology, BS 
Microbiology, BS 


Pre-Professional Interest Areas
(Pre-) Chiropractic 
(Pre-) Dental 
(Pre-) Medicine 
(Pre-) Mortuary  
(Pre-) Optometry 
(Pre-) Physician Assistant 

Graduate Programs
Biological Sciences, MS
     Biology Specialization
     Dairy Science Specialization
     Microbiology Specialization
Biological Sciences, PhD
     Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Specialization
     Biology Specialization
     Microbiology Specialization
     Molecular Biology Specialization
     Plant Molecular Biology Specialization

The Department of Biology and Microbiology and its faculty members are located in three buildings, Northern Plains Biostress (SNP), Alfred Dairy Science Hall (SDS) and Berg Agricultural Hall (SAG) on the SDSU campus. The Functional Genomics Core Facility and the Animal Resource Wing facilities and equipment are available to support research activities in the areas of abiotic and biotic stresses to plants, infectious diseases, microbiology, and bioproducts.

Student Engagement Opportunities
The department provides a rich selection of experiences for students, from the undergraduate research in over 20 laboratories, to international travel experiences, and internships in healthcare and industry. Students may also participate in numerous clubs and organizations related to their academic programs.