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School of Natural and Social Sciences

We promote intellectual curiosity and instill in our students an understanding of the human condition and the intersections of our natural, physical, and social worlds. The School of Natural and Social Sciences can prepare you for a career in a variety of areas, from allied health fields to engineering to law.

Tammy Evetovich

“Do you want to make a difference? If the answer is yes, then I know that you are exactly the kind of student we have in mind for the School of Natural and Social Sciences. I am confident that our faculty can provide the knowledge and opportunities that will help you fulfill your career aspirations."

Dr. Tammy Evetovich, Dean of the School of Natural and Social Sciences

 

Fundamentals for Success


Student Experience

 

Student Experience

Many of our majors complete an undergraduate research project, honors project, or internship. As a student here, you might even have the chance to showcase your work regionally or nationally, as many of our students do. Our students also are very active in a variety of clubs and honor societies on campus. 

Facilities

 

Facilities

As a student, you'll have access to modern technology-based classrooms and cutting-edge laboratory equipment. Our recently renovated labs in the Carhart Science building offer you direct access to equipment you'd expect to only find at a larger research university. You'll get hands-on experience with this equipment very early in your academic career.

Involvement Opportunities

 

Opportunities

We strongly believe in the synergy between classroom and the community we call home. Our faculty, staff, and students do a variety of community service work. Through Service-Learning, our students have done a variety of projects that have included everything from free blood pressure screenings to launching a bike share program on campus.

Excellence

 

Excellence

With 38 of our 46 faculty members having terminal degrees, the School of Natural and Social Sciences is dedicated to quality teaching and experiential learning in general education, majors, and graduate level courses. We are proud of their research that gets published and equally proud of the students who work alongside them to conduct experiments and analyze data.

Program Highlights

Do you have a strong desire to give back to your rural community and return to your rural roots after attaining a professional degree? The Rural Health Opportunities Program and Rural Law Opportunities Program provide you with the quality pre-professional education you need along with a direct, reserved slot in either the University of Nebraska Medical Center or the University of Nebraska College of Law. You can make a difference in any community by pursuing our degree programs in criminal justice, psychology and sociology, life sciences, and physical sciences and mathematics, and history, politics, and geography.

 

Available Majors & Minors


Criminal Justice

Majors
Criminal Justice

Minors
Criminal Justice
Emergency Management

Health, Human Performance, and Sport

History, Politics, and Geography

Majors
Geography
History
Political Science

Minors
Anthropology
Geography
Geospatial Technology
History
Political Science
Public Administration

Education Endorsements
Geography 7-12
History 7-12
Political Science 7-12

Life Sciences

Majors
Life Sciences
   Biology
   Biology / Food Science
   Clinical Laboratory Science
   Health Sciences
   Mortuary Science
   Respiratory Therapy

Minors
Biology
Environmental Studies

Education Endorsements
Biology 7-12

Physical Sciences and Mathematics

Majors
Chemistry
   Chemical Sciences
   Health Sciences
Mathematics
   Applied Mathematics
   Pure Mathematics

Minors
Chemistry
Earth Science
Mathematics
Physics

Education Endorsements
Chemistry 7-12
Mathematics 6-12
Science 7-12

Psychology and Sociology

Majors
Psychology
​Social Sciences
Sociology

Minors
Psychology
Social Sciences
Sociology

Education Endorsements
Psychology 7-12
Social Sciences 7-12
Sociology 7-12

Pre-Professional Programs

Agriculture
Architecture
Bio Systems Engineering
Engineering
Forestry

Health Programs: Wayne State also offers a variety of health-related pre-professional programs, including medicine, allied health, and more.

View all health programs

Graduate Programs: MSOM

The School of Natural and Social Sciences offers a Master of Science in Organizational Management, with three options for emphasis areas: Human Resource Management, Information Technology Management, or Sport and Recreation Management.

Outcomes

Recent graduates of the School of Natural and Social Sciences enjoy successful careers in medicine, laboratory science, physical therapy, exercise science, criminal justice, history, geography, politics and political science, psychology, education, coaching, physiology, sport management, mathematics, architecture, sociology, emergency management, geospatial technology, law, and public health. Recent graduates are enrolled in graduate programs pursuing master’s and doctoral degrees at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, University of Minnesota, Johns Hopkins University, and University of Southern Mississippi.

Sydney Armstrong

“As soon as I heard about the Rural Health Opportunities Program (RHOP), I knew that it was an opportunity to great to pass up. Receiving tuition for an outstanding education while being in moderate class sizes that really allow you to be able to interact with the teachers and fellow class mates is second to none. Another obvious benefit would be that RHOP students are granted automatic admission into medical school immediately following their undergraduate programs versus applicants from other colleges that are not guaranteed a spot and may never receive admission.” 

Sydney Armstrong, sophomore, Grand Island, Neb.
Majoring in Biology / Pre-Dentistry

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School of Natural and Social Sciences
Office: Connell Hall 101
Phone: 402-375-7030

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