School of Life Sciences

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  • Meet the Freshman: Mey Mey Heng

    A first-generation student, the incoming biology student hopes to pave the way for her immigrant family.

  • Happy 100th, National Park Service

    Life science professor and ecologist Scott Abella on why national parks matter more than ever to everyone from foodies to Civil War historians to the average Joe sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic.

  • Career In Overdrive

    How alumnus Jordan Shiraki's degree in biology fueled his career as a commercial photographer for Lamborghini and Dodge.

  • The Regeneration Connection

    A fascination with tissue restoration inspired UNLV professor Kelly Tseng and undergraduate student Diana Peña to team up to understand how frogs might impact the fate of humankind.

  • Homegrown Scholar

    A nearly native Las Vegan, Nemanja Novakovic had planned to leave Nevada when it came time for college. But that was before he discovered his academic dreams could be fulfilled at UNLV.


Welcome to the School of Life Sciences! Biology is the study of life and living organisms, including their structure, function, growth, evolution, distribution, and taxonomy. The school’s curriculum meets the needs of students intending to enter the workforce or pursue advanced training in the sciences, medicine, and other professional and technical fields.