College of Natural and Social Sciences Program Suggestions

The College of Natural and Social Sciences is the largest of the four undergraduate colleges that comprise UNK. It averages about 35 percent of the student body.

The departments and programs in the College are: Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Statistics, Physics and Physical Science, Computer Science and Information Systems, History, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Geography and Earth Science, Criminal Justice, Social Work, and Health Sciences. Health Sciences includes such programs as medical technology, radiography, and respiratory therapy; also, preparation for entrance into medical school, dental school, optometry school, veterinary medical school, and other health occupations. The College has approximately three dozen majors, minors, and teaching endorsements that are available to students.

Majors in the College of Natural and Social Sciences
For a complete listing of available programs, see the University of Nebraska Undergraduate Catalog

Biology Major

Geography & Geographic Information Science (GIScience) - (B.S.)


Psychology Major (B.S.)

Biology 7-12 Education Subject Endorsement

Geography 7-12 Education Subject Endorsement

Physics and/or Physical Science

Psychology 7-12 Education Subject Endorsement

Chemistry Major

History, Social Science

Political Science

Psychobiology (Comprehensive Major)

Computer Science and Information Technology

Mathematics 7-12 Education -Field Endorsement

Political Science 7-12 Education Subject Endorsement

Social Work

Criminal Justice

Mathematics (Comprehensive Major)


Sociology Major (B.A.)

Geography (B.S.)

Mathematics (B.A.)


Sociology Major (B.S.)

Geography (B.A.)

Mathematics (B.S.)

Psychology Major (B.A.)

Sociology Teaching Endorsement

Dr. Peter Longo, Dean
College of Natural and Social Sciences
University of Nebraska at Kearney
Kearney, Nebraska 68849
Telephone: (308) 865-8518

Health Science Programs

All students interested in Health Science Programs should be directed to the Health Programs Office as soon as possible to get the full details about the requirements for the various health related education programs.

For additional information contact:

Peggy Abels, Director
Health Programs
University of Nebraska at Kearney
Kearney, Nebraska 68849
Telephone: (308) 865-8260
Fax: (308) 865-8942