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Biology Comprehensive - Health Science Emphasis

Students in the Biology Comprehensive program at the University of Nebraska at Kearney learn how living organisms function, behave and interact, as well as how they develop, reproduce and evolve. Students at UNK will gain a solid foundation in biological and physical sciences and have opportunity to work one-on-one with professors who are specialized in various fields.

Undergraduates take a wide variety of biology classes, including both laboratory and field electives. Because of this broader study in biology, no minor is required to graduate.

Career Opportunities with this degree

  • Medicine
  • Optometry
  • Dentistry
  • Osteopathic medicine
  • Pharmacy
  • Podiatry
  • Chiropractic medicine
  • Health information management
  • Physical therapy
  • Physician assistant
  • Mortuary science
  • Occupational therapy
  • Clinical lab sciences
  • Radiologic technology
  • Cardiovascular perfusion
Kendra Harbison
“It’s one thing to learn about science; it’s entirely different to get out there and do it. I did research for three years in the biology department. I enjoyed getting to know the faculty. Everyone wanted me to succeed, and they did an excellent job preparing me for professional school. We get the benefits of a small school with the opportunities of a large one. The number of opportunities at UNK allowed me to be actively involved on and off campus and take part in some organizations that smaller schools can’t offer.” 

Kendra Harbison

Biology Comprehensive: Health Science Emphasis