Students must meet minimum GPA requirements. Probationary admission may be provided for those students with a GPA between 2.30 and 2.49. Students who enter on probation must meet with an advisor to establish a probationary course of study. Specific details pertaining to probationary status can be found in the College of Sciences listing of the undergraduate catalog.
Transfer students must have a minimum GPA of 2.50. All students are required to meet with an advisor to determine course work that can be used to satisfy degree requirements. The last 30 credit hours must be taken at UNLV. Although rare, it is possible for superior pre-professional students to gain admission to a professional school upon completion of 94 units of undergraduate work. Such students may, under certain circumstances, be awarded a bachelor’s degree from UNLV upon successfully completing one year of full-time study with courses equivalent to the biological sciences major at the professional school. To apply for a degree after one year of professional school, students must have completed 94 units at UNLV with a GPA of 3.5 and meet university and college graduation requirements. Students contemplating such a program must obtain approval from the departmental chair and college dean in advance of their departure from UNLV.
Community College Articulation
The School of Life Sciences has course articulation agreements with several community colleges both within and outside Nevada. For specific information about transfer of credits from two-year institutions, students should seek advising about specific courses of study from the department.
The undergraduate application is online. Simply follow the steps on the university’s admissions page. You’ll find information for freshmen, transfer students, and international students.
When filling out the undergraduate application, be sure to indicate your major in the College of Sciences.