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
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.
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
Health, Human Performance, and Sport
Programs of Study
Physical Sciences and Mathematics
Programs of Study
- Agricultural Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Chemical Sciences
- Chemistry Health Sciences
- Fermentation Science
- Forensic Science
- Applied Mathematics
- Pure Mathematics
- Athletic Training
- Dental Hygiene
- Medical Lab Science
- Mortuary Science
- Nursing (Pre-Nursing or Accelerated Nursing)
- Occupational Therapy
- Osteopathic Medicine
- Physical Therapy
- Physician Assistant
- Public Health
- Respiratory Therapy
- Veterinary Medicine
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.
“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
“As soon as I heard about the Rural Health Opportunities Program (RHOP), I knew that it was an opportunity too 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 classmates 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.”
Hometown: Grand Island, Neb.
Major: Biology (Pre-Dentistry)
“Wayne State College’s criminal justice program prepared me very well for life after college. The education I received in the program helped set me apart from other applicants in the hiring process and helped me perform well during the academic portion of the police academy. I use pieces of what I learned at Wayne State College on a daily basis as a law enforcement officer, from writing reports to conducting investigations. I am confident that Wayne State College can prepare you for the career you are seeking in the criminal justice field.”
Keith Jorgensen '14
Deputy Sheriff, Pierce County (Nebraska)
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.