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About the Biology Health Science Degree Program

On Campus

Students in the Biology Health Science degree program at UNK integrate the knowledge of how living organisms function, develop, reproduce and evolve with a health science emphasis that ensures graduates leave the program ready to pursue further education in the medical field. 

Biology Health Science students gain a solid foundation in biological and physical sciences and have opportunity to work one-on-one with professors who are specialized in a wide field of interests. UNK's Health Science Education Complex, and our partnership with University of Nebraska Medical Center as well as Kearney’s two hospitals and numerous medical clinics make Kearney the best place to be in health sciences.

Because of the specialized study offered by this comprehensive program, no minor or second major is required.

For more information contact:

Dr. Janet Steele
Professor of Biology
steelej@unk.edu

Health Science Program at a Glance

120

Credit Hours

General Studies requirement has been reduced to 30 credit hrs allowing more freedom and making it easier to transfer to UNK.

Degree Received

Biology Comprehensive, Bachelor of Science, Health Science Emphasis

$209

Per Credit Hour

With the New Nebraskan Scholarship all undergraduate students pay in-state tuition

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

What can you do with a Health Science Degree

Learn more about the types of jobs and common employers that Health Science graduates work for.

Careers

  • 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

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