About the Department

The knowledge you’ll gain in your chemistry classes at the University of Nebraska at Kearney will apply to everyday life, to other courses you’ll take, and to your future career. We have professional chemist, biochemistry and health science emphases, plus a Bachelor of Arts in chemistry, and a 7-12 subject teaching endorsement.

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Approved Chemistry Program American Chemical Society
 

Medical School

Last 5 years acceptance rate into medical school

100% UNK Chemistry

100%
UNK Chemistry

30% National Average

30%
National Average

Why UNK Chemistry?

15:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

in the Chemistry department

40%

More Scholarly publications

by chemistry faculty and students at UNK compared to peer institutions

$800K

Research Grants

Awarded in the last 2 years

Thomas Webber

“At UNK, I was involved in research so I was able to become familiar with and use an incredible variety of instruments.” It is easy to get involved with research early at UNK, which Webber says is a big boost to a resume when applying for a job or graduate school. “The professors are passionate about their classes and really want the students to understand and enjoy what they are teaching.”

Thomas Webber

PROFESSIONAL CHEMIST’S COMPREHENSIVE

Beyond the Classroom

With many opportunities to get involved, the University of Nebraska at Kearney's Chemistry Department provides multiple ways to develop your skills and knowledge of chemistry. From research and specialty equipment to student organizations. You will always have the most advanced knowledge of your field. 

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Student Organizations

  • UNK Chemistry Club UNK Chemistry Club is an organization of undergraduate chemistry students devoted to establishing a link between the community at large and chemistry as a profession.
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Research

Involving students in exciting research programs is a hallmark of our department. One of the most effective ways of learning chemistry is actually doing original chemistry yourself.

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  • INBRE PROGRAM The primary focus of INBRE is to enhance the competitiveness of biomedical research in Nebraska by supporting the training of students and the research efforts of faculty.
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Specialty Equipment

The Department of Chemistry at UNK houses a wide range of basic and advanced research instrumentations available for both faculty and student use.