Integrated Science

Integrated Science

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Integrated science is an individualized program of study that allows you to customize your degree program to pursue your academic and professional goals in concentration areas not available within existing departmental curricula. With the mentoring of a faculty advisory committee, you will select courses across multiple areas to create an individualized and interdisciplinary program of study.

The Nebraska Difference


Customize your degree


Engage in an individualized program of study


Receive mentorship from a faculty advisory committee

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Program Features

Make Your Major

Create an individualized program of study by tailoring your classes to match your interests across multiple concentration areas. 

Customize Your Path

Meet your academic and professional goals as you build an interdisciplinary program of study not available within existing departmental curricula. 

Connect with a Mentor

Faculty serve as committee members and mentors to define specific degree requirements and approve experiential learning, concentration emphases and other alternative coursework. 

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Notable Courses

Wildlife and Natural Resource Conservation (NRES 111)

Explore and distinguish the basic concepts, values and stewardship of wildlife and natural resource conservation in agricultural and natural ecosystems.

Human-Companion Animal Interactions (ASCI 171)

Roles of companion animals in society such as therapy, research and entertainment. The responsibilities of humans in these relationships.

Chemistry of Food (FDST 301)

Emphasizes essential principles of chemistry and their application to food systems. Provides an understanding of how chemistry impacts food quality and contributes to wellness.

Edible Landscapes (PLAS 319)

Identification, requirements and sustainable care of perennial and woody plants with edible and aesthetic landscape value. Historical and human cultural ties.

Agricultural Development in Developing Countries (AECN 367)

Exploration of the nature of traditional agriculture in developing countries of Africa, Asia and Latin American and alternative approaches to accelerating its development.

Investigations in Applied Science (AGRI 485)

Application and integration of scientific principles and knowledge gained from courses, peer to peer and student to faculty discussions and internships.

Huskers Do Big Things


  • Crop scouting, Aurora Coop, Aurora, Nebraska
  • Extension intern, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Sales intern, Dow AgroSciences, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Marketing and communications intern, Agriculture Future of America, Kansas City, Missouri


  • Extension assistant, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Agricultural production, Hoegermeyer Farms, Herman, Nebraska
  • Sales associate, Pioneer Hi-Bred, Laurel, Nebraska
  • Soil conservationist, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Grant, Nebraska

Graduate Schools

  • Leadership education, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
  • Environmental science and policy, Indiana University
  • Agronomy-plant pathology, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
  • Management and organizations, University of Colorado-Denver
  • Law, University of Nebraska College of Law

Have Questions? We're Here to Help

If you have questions about the Integrated Science major or navigating the application process, contact us.

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Sue Ellen Pegg
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College Relations Director