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About the Biology Health Science Degree Program

On Campus

Students in the Biology Health Science degree program at bet36365体育 integrate the knowledge of how living organisms function, develop, reproduce and evolve with a health science emphasis that ensures graduates leave the program ready to pursue further education in the medical field. 

Biology Health Science students gain a solid foundation in biological and physical sciences and have opportunity to work one-on-one with professors who are specialized in a wide field of interests. bet36365体育's Health Science Education Complex, and our partnership with University of Nebraska Medical Center as well as two area hospitals and numerous medical clinics make Kearney the best place to be in health sciences.

Because of the specialized study offered by this comprehensive program, no minor or second major is required.

For more information contact:

Dr. Janet Steele
Professor of Biology

Health Science Program at a Glance


Credit Hours

General Studies requirement has been reduced to 30 credit hrs allowing more freedom and making it easier to transfer to bet36365体育.

Degree Received

Biology Comprehensive, Bachelor of Science, Health Science Emphasis


Per Credit Hour

With the New Nebraskan Scholarship all undergraduate students pay in-state tuition

Joseph Haag
“It’s not just about building a résumé, it’s about building character and preparing for experiences that we take on in the real world. So when we go to an interview, we actually have the knowledge base and the skillset that an employer is looking for. I think that’s an excellent opportunity that bet36365体育 provides for students.”

Joseph Haag

Biology Comprehensive/ Health Science Emphasis

What can you do with a Health Science Degree

Learn more about the types of jobs and common employers that Health Science graduates work for.


  • Medicine
  • Optometry
  • Dentistry
  • Osteopathic medicine
  • Pharmacy
  • Podiatry
  • Chiropractic medicine
  • Health information management
  • Physical therapy
  • Physician assistant
  • Mortuary science
  • Occupational therapy
  • Clinical lab sciences
  • Radiologic technology
  • Cardiovascular perfusion

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