Majors and Minors

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Major opportunities

With our liberal arts education, you get both a flexible program in an area that excites you and a well-rounded experience empowering you with a set of skills to excel in anything, anywhere.

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Humanities

In the humanities we study the human record, culture, and creative expression and ask “what does it mean?” Memory and imagination drive the humanities: by studying where we have been, we can better envision where we might go.

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Classics and Religious Studies

Options:   Classical Languages   Classics   Religious Studies

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English
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Film Studies
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French
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German
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History
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Philosophy

Options:   Standard   Ethics and Law

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Russian
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Spanish
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Arabic Studies
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Czech Studies
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Greek
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Japanese Studies
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Latin
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Social and Behavioral Sciences

In the social sciences we strive to understand human behavior and relationships. We ask, “why do people act the way they do?” We look closely at the way people interact with each other, make decisions, and structure their environment.

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Anthropology

Options:   Standard   Forensics   Museum Studies

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Communication Studies
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Economics
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Geography
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Political Science
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Psychology

Options:   Clinical Sciences and Human Service   Neuroscience   Psychological Science

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Sociology
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Archaeology
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National Security Studies
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Public Policy Analysis and Program Evaluation Certification
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Natural and Mathematical Sciences

In the sciences we take a systematic approach to understanding the mathematical and physical world. We ask “why, how, and what if?” We test, modify, and test again in order to explain and predict.

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Actuarial Science
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Biochemistry
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Biological Sciences

Options:   Standard   Human Health and Disease

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Chemistry

Options:   Chemical Biology   Professional

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Geology
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Mathematics

Options:   Standard   Discrete Mathematics and Cryptography   Education   Mathematical Biology   Mathematical Finance   Mathematics of Physical Phenomena   Statistics and Data Science

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Meteorology-Climatology
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Microbiology
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Physics

Options:   Computational Physics   Materials Physics   Optics and Lasers   Professional

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Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
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Informatics
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Interdisciplinary Studies

With interdisciplinary studies we start with a particular issue, problem, population, or geographic region, then study it from within the humanities, social sciences, or natural sciences. We know our world is not simple or one-sided, and our thinking should not be either.

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Environmental Studies

Options:   Biosphere and Earth Systems Studies   Policy, Advocacy, and Social Justice

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Ethnic Studies

Options:   African and African-American Studies   Indigenous Studies   Latinx and Latin American Studies   Multi-Ethnic Studies

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Global Studies
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Women's and Gender Studies
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Aerospace Studies
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African Studies
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African-American Studies
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Asian Studies
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Digital Humanities
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Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs
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Humanities in Medicine
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Indigenous Studies
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Jewish Studies
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Latin American Studies
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Latinx Studies
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LGBTQ/Sexuality Studies
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Medieval and Renaissance Studies
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Racial Justice, Equity, and Inclusion
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Undergraduate Success Plan

Four-Year Success Plan

Here are the steps for undergraduate students to take each semester, focusing on academics and experiential learning, to open up opportunities after graduation.

Undergraduate Success Plan

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Nicholas Gordon

Nicholas Gordon

Director of Recruitment
casrecruitment@unl.edu
(402) 472-6272
1008 Oldfather Hall

Sawyer Smith

Sawyer Smith

Recruiter
casrecruitment@unl.edu
(402) 472-4190
1004 Oldfather Hall

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