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About the Health Science Degree Program

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Students in the Biology Comprehensive program at the University of Nebraska at Kearney learn how living organisms function, behave and interact, as well as how they develop, reproduce and evolve. Students at UNK will gain a solid foundation in biological and physical sciences and have opportunity to work one-on-one with professors who are specialized in various fields.

Undergraduates take a wide variety of biology classes, including both laboratory and field electives. Because of this broader study in biology, no minor is required to graduate.

For more information contact:

Dr. Janet Steele
Professor of Biology

Career Opportunities with this degree

  • 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
Joseph Haag
“It’s not just about building a résumé, it’s about building character and preparing for experiences that we take on in the real world. So when we go to an interview, we actually have the knowledge base and the skillset that an employer is looking for. I think that’s an excellent opportunity that UNK provides for students.”

Joseph Haag

Biology Comprehensive/ Health Science Emphasis