The advising office provides guidance for all undergraduate students in the College of Sciences. Academic advisors are available every day by appointment to provide a number of services including comprehensive advice on our degree programs, assistance in developing a personal academic plan, help preparing a class schedule to meet your needs, and a range of services to make your educational experience at UNLV a positive one.
Our knowledgeable staff is dedicated to assisting all students in navigating the degree programs within the College of Sciences as well as university and campus systems. We assist with distribution and completion of campus forms, and make referrals to other offices and services on campus. Advising maintains an updated student file containing each student’s academic record, which is available for student review any time during your college career.
The College of Sciences has more than 200 graduate students pursuing master's and doctoral degrees in eight different programs.
Prospective graduate students should visit departmental webpages for additional graduate program information and instructions on applying to particular programs. Specific questions should be directed to the respective department's graduate coordinators. Please contact the department and/or the Graduate Affairs Coordinator for further assistance. Learn more about graduate studies in the College of Sciences.
Students are encouraged to meet with the pre-health advisor in the early stages of their academic careers in order to understand the academic and service requirements for acceptance to health science professional schools (medical, dental, physician assistant, veterinary, pharmacy, occupational therapy, optometry, podiatry, and chiropractic schools).
During group and one-on-one meetings, students receive important information on resources for the investigation of curricular requirements (required courses), non-curricular requirements (community service, research, and clinical experience), and target grade point averages for each of the health science professional programs.
The pre-health advisor is available to all UNLV students interested in pursuing careers in the health sciences, regardless of the student’s major field of study.
Policies & Worksheets
- Advising Policies
- Degree Worksheets and Four-year Plans
- Freshman Course Sequences
- New Biology Course Policy for COS Majors
- New Biology Course Policy for non-COS Majors
Hours and Location
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Paul McDermott Physical Education (MPE), Room 130
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Walk-in Advising: Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m.
Pre-professional advising is by appointment only.
Janet Reiber, Director
Graduate Affairs Coordinator
Joseph Nika, Ph.D.
- Admission Requirements
- Calendars & Schedules
- Tutoring Opportunities
- Career Opportunities
- Student Organizations
- Preprofessional Fast-Track Programs
- Undergrad Biology Prereq Waivers (COS majors)
- Undergrad Biology Prereq Waivers (non-COS majors)
- Math Testing
- English Testing
- MPE-A Directions