Program allows students to gain two degrees from two Nebraska colleges


WAYNE, Neb. (AP) — Students may receive two bachelor’s degrees from two Nebraska colleges after four years in a new biology and agriculture program.

Wayne State College and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln announced the program earlier this month. Students can earn a life sciences degree with a concentration in biology from Wayne and an applied science degree with concentrations in agriculture and natural resources from the Lincoln university.

Tammy Evetovich, dean of the Wayne State School of Natural and Social Sciences, praised the flexible program, saying “People can take it and do what they want with it.”

The Norfolk Daily News reported that students will spend three years at Wayne State’s School of Natural and Social Sciences and then finish with a year at UNL’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. Graduates will be prepared for jobs related to farming, ranching, parks and recreation and land management.

Participants may relocate to Lincoln for the final program year or finish online with UNL and in local lab settings at the Haskell Ag Lab in Concord.