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About the Applied Health Sciences 2+2 Degree Program

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Advance your Health Science Career at UNK

UNK’s new 2+2 program allows Health Science professionals to advance their degrees and move up in their careers.

  • Earn a Bachelor’s degree in a flexible way that works for your schedule.
  • Complete online, on campus, or blended.
  • Design your own program! Choose classes that fit your career goals.
  • Degree completion program for professionals with an Associate’s degree in health-related fields can apply to this program.
  • Seamless and easy transition – entire Associate Degree will be applied towards the Bachelor’s degree.
  • Great for career advancement and workforce development.

Requirements for Bachelor of Science – Applied Health Sciences:

  • Students can transfer up to 66 credit hours from a successfully completed Associate Degree program in a health related field including Surgical Technology, Dental Hygiene, Dental Assisting, Physical Therapy Assistant, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Radiologic Technology, Nursing, Health Sciences, and others as approved.
  • Students will work with a Health Science Advisor to develop an individualized program of study for completion of the Bachelor’s degree in Applied Health Sciences.
  • Students must complete all general studies requirements prescribed by UNK.
  • Students must successfully complete 40 hours of upper division electives as part of their program, with no more than 24 credits in any one discipline or subject.
  • A minimum of 32 semester hours must be UNK credits.

For more information, contact:

Peggy Abels, Director of Health Sciences

Applied Health Sciences 2+2 Program at a Glance


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

Applied Health Sciences, Bachelor of Science


Per Credit Hour

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

Jennifer Garcia

"As a first-generation student, there are people here to help you get to that next step. There are opportunities I never even though about before. If you put in that little bit of effort, you'll get a lot out of it, especially here at UNK. I just want to be able to give back to the people who provided so much for me."


Jennifer Garcia

Health Sciences

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