Sciences

We are excited to hear you are interested in the natural sciences at UNLV. In the College of Sciences, you can help shape the future of science and society through education and discovery.

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Majoring in the sciences will help you develop a broad base of knowledge that forms the basis of technology and innovation in today’s world. You can choose from a variety of disciplines, including: astronomy, biochemistry, geology, life sciences, mathematics, physics, and statistics.

You Can Take Courses in Diverse Areas
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Stars and Galaxies

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Microbiology

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Bacterial Pathogenesis

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Organic Chemistry

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Natural Disasters

Being competitive in today’s job market means developing critical thinking skills, communicating effectively, and learning to collaborate with others to achieve common goals. We help you build these skills inside the classroom and beyond.

Gain Real-World Experience and Apply What You Learn By Taking Advantage of Opportunities

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Work with faculty in a laboratory setting to conduct original research.
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Get outside the classroom to observe mammals in their natural habitat or digg for ancient fossils.
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Introduce elementary school students in the Clark County School District to basic scientific principles.
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Students interested in pursuing health-related professional fields can join student-run organizations on campus that are making a difference in Southern Nevada.

With a Degree in Science, Students Can Work in a Broad Array of Fields

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Mining and Oil Companies

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Medical Technician

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Laser Engineer

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IT Consultant

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Pharmaceutical Companies

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Positions at local, state, and government agencies, such as the Southern Nevada Water Authority and the Southern Nevada Health District

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Now that you are interested, learn more about how sciences can start you on a path of lifelong learning and discovery.