Natural & Social Sciences

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Departments & Programs

College of Natural & Social Sciences

Science is all around us. How we act, the environments in which we live, the laws that govern us, the physiological, psychological, and pragmatic elements that impact our lives are studied here at UNK. Discover more about the Natural & Social Science departments:

Wyatt Behn, Physics Research

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The College of Natural & Social Sciences at UNK empowers graduates for careers and advanced study, for lifelong learning, and for participation in their communities as educated citizens and leaders.


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Take a walk across campus. Stop and look around. You’ll see the University of Nebraska at Kearney brand in every direction. The stately pillars outlined within the ’N’ of the UNK logo, along with the sleek, modern shape of the Loper head are widely recognized symbols. A brand is more than simply a logo. It’s […]

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Having a biology major has given me an outlet to satiate my curiosity, and at UNK, all of my professors have been incredibly knowledgeable and more than willing to share that knowledge with their students.
Rachel Wemhoff