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Founded in 1869, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is the state's land-grant university and the only comprehensive university in Nebraska. The University of Nebraska–Lincoln (commonly referred to as Nebraska, UNL or NU) is a public research university located in the city of Lincoln in the U.S. state of Nebraska. It is the state's oldest and largest university and the Flagship University of the University of Nebraska system. Through its three primary missions of learning, discovery and engagement, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is the state's intellectual center and has been recognized by the Legislature as the primary research and doctoral-degree granting institution in the state.
Core values and goals for the institution: educational excellence for all students in Nebraska and the world; economic and cultural development through research and outreach; and a commitment to diversity and intellectual rigor.
NEBRASKA POINTS OF DISTINCTION
Students can specialize in one of three options:
1. Entomology is the scientific study of insects, a branch of arthropodology. Will prepare for a career in a variety of educational, scientific, or service enterprises by balancing r studies in the agricultural and biological sciences.
2. Plant pathology (also phytopathology) is the scientific study of plant diseases caused by pathogens (infectious diseases) and environmental conditions (physiological factors). Will best prepare for graduate school or for employment in academic, private enterprise and government.
3. Weed Science — will prepare you for graduate study in agronomy or employment with farm management and consulting firms, agricultural cooperatives, chemical companies, custom pesticide applicators, and state or federal research and extension agencies.