Beyond the Books is a program in which every student will participate in hands-on learning that complements classroom learning. All programs at UNK will have built-in experiential learning courses, plus many programs include practicums or projects to meet this requirement. Students will gain confidence in their abilities and grow personally and intellectually. For some students, it may be a way to explore interests and discover possible career paths. UNK is here to support you and prepare you for whatever comes next.

All undergraduate students who enter under the 2020-21 catalog must complete at least one EL designated course prior to graduation.

Hands-on learning options may include:

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Undergraduate Research



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Client Work

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Student Teaching

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Creative Work

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Community Service

Global travel

Study Abroad