Natural and Social Sciences

University of Nebraska Kearney's online graduate programs claim top ranks in Nebraska and nationwide

Posted: February 8, 2024 12:00:00 AM CST

University of Nebraska Kearney's online graduate programs claim top ranks in Nebraska and nationwide

UNK's online graduate programs ranked best in Nebraska and within the top 9% nationwide! UNK's online STEM Education M.S.Ed., English M.A., History M.A., Health Sciences M.S., and Teacher Education master's programs all secured rankings within the top 10.

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By: Heidi Knake

Category: Natural and Social Sciences, Graduate Studies, Health Education, General, Education, UNK Online

Kara Green rewrites her story with UNK’s social work Bachelor of Science degree

Posted: December 19, 2023 11:00:00 AM CST

Kara Green rewrites her story with UNK’s social work Bachelor of Science degree

Entering the foster care system to becoming a homeless youth and eventually a single mom, Kara Green carries various labels, but her newest one is UNK Social Work B.S. graduate. Green attributes her success to UNK's online courses, which enabled her to achieve this significant milestone. However, she does not intend to end her journey there.

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By: Heidi Knake

Category: UNK Online, General, Natural and Social Sciences

UNK’s online Sociology B.S. program moves Maria Bergner one step closer to changing the world

Posted: October 21, 2023 12:00:00 AM CDT

UNK’s online Sociology B.S. program moves Maria Bergner one step closer to changing the world

“You can get an education online and have extracurriculars at the same time. You can graduate at the top of your class. You can graduate summa cum laude. It's not impossible,” Maria Bergner said. The recent UNK Sociology B.S. graduate not only said this but lived it!

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By: Heidi Knake

Category: Natural and Social Sciences, General, UNK Online

Two UNK graduates, one presidential award, many young students’ lives changed forever

Posted: October 19, 2023 8:00:00 AM CDT

Two UNK graduates, one presidential award, many young students’ lives changed forever

Chelle Gillan Central City Public School's science teacher was selected as a state winner for the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. She has her long-time friend and mentor, Judy Williams, and UNK to thank for becoming the educator she is today.

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By: Heidi Knake

Category: Graduate Studies, General, Education, Natural and Social Sciences, UNK Online

UNK’s online Biology M.S. program is a ‘hidden gem’ for students like Rebecca Waters

Posted: September 4, 2023 12:00:00 AM CDT

UNK’s online Biology M.S. program is a ‘hidden gem’ for students like Rebecca Waters

A higher pay grade, an opportunity to study abroad in Brazil, and preparation for nursing school are only a few perks that Biology M.S. alumna Rebecca Waters received from being in UNK's online master's program.

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By: Heidi Knake

Category: Natural and Social Sciences, UNK Online, General, Graduate Studies

UNK’s Social Work B.S. program helps drive transfer student Sarah Keller towards her goals

Posted: August 24, 2023 12:00:00 AM CDT

UNK’s Social Work B.S. program helps drive transfer student Sarah Keller towards her goals

“I just really want people to know that it is possible, even if you have a lot of things working against you," said current UNK online Social Work B.S. student Sarah Keller. Keller's past includes alcohol addiction and incarceration, but she is currently focused on her future goals of helping others who are going through their own difficult life experiences.

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By: Heidi Knake

Category: UNK Online, Natural and Social Sciences, General

New technologies, same great program: UNK’s online Biology M.S. celebrates 20 years of excellence

Posted: June 12, 2023 6:00:00 AM CDT

New technologies, same great program: UNK’s online Biology M.S. celebrates 20 years of excellence

UNK's online Biology M.S. program was established in May of 2023, making it 20 years old this year. Learn how one of the nation's first fully online biology master's programs has changed and stayed the same throughout the years.

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By: Heidi Knake

Category: UNK Online, General, Graduate Studies, Natural and Social Sciences

UNK Biology M.S. student Blase Rokusek awarded Graduate Student of the Year

Posted: May 22, 2023 11:00:00 PM CDT

UNK Biology M.S. student Blase Rokusek awarded Graduate Student of the Year

Blase Rokusek graduated from UNK's Biology M.S. program at Fridays 2023 Spring Commencement Ceremony. Beyond receiving his master's degree he was also awarded UNK's 2022-2023 Graduate Student of the Year.

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By: Heidi Knake

Category: Graduate Studies, General, UNK Online, Natural and Social Sciences

Studying the Past, Leading the Future

Posted: May 17, 2019 11:00:00 AM CDT

Studying the Past, Leading the Future

Dr. Jeff Wells is not a new face at the University of Nebraska at Kearney Department of History, but he is moving into a new role. Wells arrived at UNK in 2014 and recently gained the title of department chair. We asked him about his vision for UNK’s history department, online programs and service to students.

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By: Stacey Schwarz

Category: Natural and Social Sciences, eCampus, General

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