Degree Programs

Students are required to meet the degree requirements in place at the time of matriculation. If a student takes longer than five calendar years to complete a degree, UNK reserves the right to require the student to meet the most recent requirements for graduation. Curriculum changes or modifications require that all new program requirements be met regardless of coursework previously completed.

Students who matriculate at a Nebraska Community College, and then transfer to UNK within three years, will be allowed to meet the degree requirements that were in place at UNK at the time of their matriculation at the Community College.

The undergraduate degrees offered at UNK are listed in the "Academics" section of the UNK Undergraduate Catalog, along with the specific requirements of each degree. Students should carefully review this section of the catalog to determine specific degree requirements. Students with questions regarding their program of study should contact the Academic Advising and Career Development or the Office of University Registrar.

Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Fine Arts

Students must complete a Degree Plan that consists of the following:

    • A major program consisting of 30-36 credit hours and a minor program consisting of 18-24 credit hours. Duplication of coursework between the two is limited to eight (8) credit hours.
    • A major program consisting of 30-36 credit hours and a second major of 30-36 credit hours. Duplication of course work between the two is limited to eight (8) credit hours. Students with multiple majors must select this option. Each additional major beyond the first two is limited to eight (8) credit hours of duplication with the original degree plan. Students with multiple educational endorsements must meet the requirements of each endorsement without regard to duplication.
    • A comprehensive major of 42-62 credit hours.

Additional minors beyond the Degree Plan described above will be allowed contingent upon the following:

    • If the additional minor(s) is(are) from a department in the Degree Plan, the additional minor(s) must have twelve (12) credit hours of unduplicated coursework.
    • For minor(s) from departments different from those in the Degree Plan, there is no limit of duplication.
    • For the purpose of this rule, all business departments will be considered a single department.
    • Interdisciplinary programs are limited to 8 hours of duplication.

Specific program requirements and major-minor requirements are detailed in the Departments and Programs of Study section of the catalog. Students should consult their advisors and/or department chairs.

Students wishing to earn a second, different bachelors degree may do so only upon completion of 30 additional hours beyond the minimum required for the first degree.