Natural & Social Sciences

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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.

STUDENT VOICE: We students can’t afford our degrees without help

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STUDENT VOICE: We students can’t afford our degrees without help

By IVY PRATER UNK Student Body Vice President I am a Nebraskan born and raised. The future of Nebraska, I feel, exists in our higher education system. Gov. Pete Ricketts is targeting the University of Nebraska system with a proposal for additional cuts. NU currently takes up 13 percent of the state’s budget, however, it […]

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Teaching and research is all so closely related on this campus. I love my students. They’re fun it’s very rewarding to see them become successful and know they’re prepared for the next part of their lives.
Julie Shaffer
professor of microbiology