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About the Health Sciences, B.S.

On Campus

The Health Sciences Degree provides an interdisciplinary foundation for a large variety of health-related careers. This degree is ideal for students who wish to enter a non-clinical health career such as medical case management, corporate wellness, human services, medical sales, pharmaceuticals sales and distribution and more.

Health Sciences graduates may also be qualified to enter professional health science programs, such as physical therapy, nursing or radiography. This degree may also be attractive to current health practitioners interested in earning a bachelor’s degree to provide opportunities for advancement and to increase their competitiveness in the job market.

Students in UNK's Health Sciences department benefit from small class sizes, dedicated faculty who are researchers and teachers, real research opportunities and a strong partnership with University of Nebraska Medical Center, Kearney’s two hospitals and numerous medical clinics.

Health Sciences 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

What can you do with a Health Sciences Degree

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


  • Children’s Care Manager
  • Client/Patient Advocate
  • Family Services Counselor
  • Independent Living Specialist
  • Lobbyist/Health Care Advocate
  • Medical Equipment Marketing and Sales
  • Social Services Case Manager
  • Wellness Coordinator
  • Claims Reviewer
  • Community Relations Coordinator
  • Health Benefits Manager
  • Insurance Sales
  • Medical and Health Service Managers
  • Pharmaceutical Sales
  • Substance Abuse Counselor

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