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About the Chemistry - Health Science Degree Program

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The faculty in UNK's Department of Chemistry believe in a hands-on science experience. In the Chemistry Health Science degree program, students are provided with the best laboratory experience possible through access to state-of-the-art equipment and participation in active undergraduate research programs. The program is designed for students planning a pharmacy, medical or dental health career.

Majors will learn modern laboratory techniques from expert professors, receive hands-on training with instruments chemists use every day, and benefit from research opportunities leading to presenting and publishing results.

This major includes all prerequisite courses for most pharmacy, dental, and medical schools (including UNMC).


  • Physician
  • Dentist
  • Pharmacist

Acceptance Rates into Medical School

Over the past 5 years

100% UNK Chemistry

UNK Chemistry

30% National Average

National Average