Wayne State College
School of Natural and Social Sciences

School of Science, Health, and Criminal Justice

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 Science, Health, and Criminal Justice can prepare you for a career in a variety of areas, from allied health fields to engineering to law.

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. 



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


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.



With 38 of our 46 faculty members having terminal degrees, the School of Science, Health, and Criminal Justice 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.

Available Programs of Study

Program Highlights

Program Highlights

Do you desire to give back to your rural community and return to your rural roots after attaining a professional degree? Our RHOP and RLOP programs provide you with a quality education along with a reserved slot at 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 one of our degree programs in the life, physical, or health sciences, or criminal justice.

Graduate Programs

The School of Science, Health, and Criminal Justice offers an online master's degree in organizational management (MSOM), with several emphasis areas to choose from, including criminal justice, public administration, public affairs, information technology, human resource management, and sport and recreation management.

Alix Stanley

“WSC is small enough to where professors have enough time to actually help you. They are able to help students network with professionals to kick-start their careers. Professors tailor each class specifically to the students and events going on in the world around us.”


Alix Stanley '18

Hometown: McCall, Idaho
B.S. Political Science, Geography

Take the Next Step

Ready to know more about Wayne State? Schedule a campus visit, request information, or apply for admission.

Dean's Ambassadors Program

The Dean's Ambassadors include students from the fields of health, law, and engineering. Their purpose is to represent Wayne State College in the community and develop positive relationships between the two. 
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School of Science, Health, and Criminal Justice
Office: Connell Hall 101
Phone: 402-375-7030


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