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Departments, Schools & Programs

Chemistry

Chemistry, the "central science," deals with the composition, structure, and properties of matter, especially in chemical reaction. The curriculum meets the needs of students intending to pursue advanced training in the sciences, medicine, and other professional and technical fields.
Website: www.unlv.edu/chemistry

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Science
    • Biochemistry
    • Chemistry — accredited by the American Chemical Society
  • Master of Science
    • Biochemistry
    • Chemistry
  • Doctor of Philosophy

Geoscience

Geoscience is an all-encompassing term used to refer to the earth sciences. Geoscientists strive to understand earth processes and study the origin and evolution of our planet; the chemical and physical properties of minerals, rocks, and fluids; the structure of our mobile crust; the history of life; and the human adaptation to earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides, and floods.
Website: geoscience.unlv.edu

  • Bachelor of Science
    • Earth and Environmental Science
    • Geology
  • Master of Science
  • Doctor of Philosophy

Life Sciences

Life sciences involves studies of living organisms and their life processes, including their evolution, and their relationships with other living organisms and our planet. Courses and programs are designed for those students pursuing professional careers in medicine, science, and science education.
Website: www.unlv.edu/lifesciences

  • Bachelor of Science
    • Biological Sciences
  • Master of Science
  • Doctor of Philosophy

Mathematical Sciences

Mathematics is the foundation for many technical and scientific fields. Mathematics aids and supplements our intuitions about the physical universe and about human behavior. The department of mathematical sciences provides a broad spectrum of courses and opportunities in mathematics and statistics.
Website: www.unlv.edu/math

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Science
    • Mathematical Sciences
  • Master of Science
  • Doctor of Philosophy

Physics and Astronomy

Physics and astronomy are two of the most basic and fundamental sciences. Physics is the study of matter, energy, motion, and force. Its concepts help us understand how the universe behaves. Astronomy studies the universe beyond the earth's atmosphere, including celestial objects and the formation and development of the universe.
Website: physics.unlv.edu

  • Bachelor of Science
    • Physics
  • Master of Science
    • Astronomy
    • Physics
  • Doctor of Philosophy
    • Astronomy
    • Physics

Science

Educators seeking more knowledge in core science content.
Website: graduatecollege.unlv.edu

  • Master of Arts

Radiochemistry
Radiochemistry is the discipline dedicated to the study of the chemical and physical properties of radioactive substances.
Website: radchem.unlv.edu

  • Doctor of Philosophy — offered jointly by the departments of health physics and chemistry and is administered by the UNLV Graduate College

Pre-Professional Development Degree
Students planning to attend professional school after graduation can get a bachelor of science degree in biology with a pre-professional development concentration.

Water Resource Management

Water resource management is a technically and scientifically based program that blends the physical aspects of the hydrologic sciences with policy and management issues.
Website: www.unlv.edu/sciences/wrm

  • Master of Science

Pre-Professional Fast-Track Programs

UNLV collaborates with other academic institutions to offer fast-track programs that are designed to consolidate the undergraduate and graduate school experiences of students who qualify for these rigorous academic programs.
Website: www.unlv.edu/sciences/fast-track

  • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Physician Assistant
  • Occupational Therapy
  • UNLV Dental School

Minors

  • Actuarial Science
  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Earth and Environmental Science
  • Geology
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Geography
  • Physics
  • Statistics