2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    
    Nov 25, 2020  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

College of Natural Sciences


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Charlene Wolf-Hall, Dean
Matthew Miller, Associate Dean for Academics
Greg Heiberger, Associate Dean for Student Success
College of Natural Sciences
Avera Health and Science Center 131
605-688-4420

The College of Natural Sciences provides degree programs in natural and physical sciences which are foundational to all professional, applied, and technical fields.  A degree in physics explores the fundamental physical characteristics of matter, its motion and behavior through space and time through concepts of energy and force.  Chemistry and biochemistry provide a study of the composition, structure, behavior and change of atoms, molecules, and macromolecules.  A degree in the biological sciences provides a fundamental understanding of physiological mechanisms and development, providing a framework describing the processes of life and living organisms.  Geography studies Earth’s environments, landscapes, peoples, and places, including natural science (physical geography), social science (human geography), and geospatial science (GIScience), to understand how human and natural complexities have changed over time and how they have come to exist in their current form. Our graduate programs not only provide advanced training in the chosen discipline but also ensure the graduates have professional and leadership skills to excel in academia, government, or industry.

Programs

Department of Biology & Microbiology

Master’s Degrees

Doctoral Degrees

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Master’s Degrees

Doctoral Degrees

Department of Geography & Geospatial Sciences

Master’s Degrees

Doctoral Degrees 

Department of Physics

Coursework Only

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