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Dean's Welcome

Welcome to the College of Sciences at the UNLV. As an undergraduate or graduate student in the College of Sciences, you will have an opportunity to learn from nationally and internationally recognized scholars in astronomy, chemistry, geoscience, life sciences, mathematics, physics, and other interdisciplinary programs in the sciences.

Combining top-tier instruction with world-class research facilities, students study science and mathematics from the fundamental workings of nature through the application of science and mathematics directed at the many challenges facing society and mankind today. Our programs offer the Bachelor of Science degree through the Doctor of Philosophy degree, preparing students for a wide variety of scientific, professional and educational careers.

In these web pages you can read about our distinguished faculty and departments, our innovative study opportunities, our preprofessional programs, and the many other ways in which we challenge students here at UNLV.

About Timothy L. Porter

Dr. Timothy L. Porter received his Ph.D. in physics from Arizona State University in 1988. In 1988, he became a professor at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Ariz. In 22 years at NAU, Porter served as a faculty member, department chair, and director of the Growing Biotechnology Initiative. He has published more than 80 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals, and holds 10 U.S. and international patents related to his work in the area of chemical and biological microsensors. Other research interests include low energy ion scattering, interaction of bio-molecules with layered silicates, and nano-structured materials for the storage of electrical energy. Porter currently serves as the dean of the College of Sciences.