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Biology, Chemistry & Physics, and Mathematics
Dr. Jodie Ramsay, Chair
Mewaldt-Jensen 224
1200 S. Jay St.
Aberdeen, S.D. 57401
Phone: 605-626-2456
Fax: 605-626-3364
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Biology, Chemistry & Physics, and Mathematics Department

If you're like most people who want to enter the medical field, you'll major in biology or chemistry at Northern. These two majors also work well with Northern's other pre-professional programs, including:

  •  Pre-chiropractic
  •  Pre-dentistry
  •  Pre-physical therapy, and
  •  Pre-veterinary science


A biology degree from Northern also prepares you for a career in education, industry or environmental agencies. Courses in chemistry and physics pave the way for careers in education, industry and medicine.


NSU biology students learn in four teaching and four research laboratories with state-of-the-art equipment in a newly remodeled building.


Mathematics is an essential tool for many majors. As a math major, you'll learn valuable questioning, critical-thinking and problem-solving skills. A math degree from Northern will prepare you to be a math teacher – or for a career in:

  • engineering
  • industry
  • business
  • economics
  • technology, or
  • computer science