Shaping the Future of Science

Education. Discovery. Innovation.

50th Anniversary College of Sciences logo

Fifty years ago, the College of Science and Mathematics was formed. The following year, Robert Smith began serving as founding dean, with nearly 500 undergraduate and 41 graduate students enrolled. This fall, there are approximately 2,700 undergraduate students and 250 graduate students in five core academic areas: biological sciences, chemistry, geoscience, mathematics, and physics (and astronomy).

Departments & Programs

Chemistry and Biochemistry
Geoscience
Life Sciences
Physics and Astronomy
Radiochemistry
Water Resources Management
Pre-Professional Programs
Minors
$11,104,91
Awards received in FY 2017
2,909
Students
78.1%
1st year retention rate of Fall 2016 student cohort

What's Happening

Nov. 8, 2018

UNLV geologist investigating 310 million-year-old fossil trackway from ancient reptilian creature.

Oct. 17, 2018

Scholarship fuels research that could save communities from floods.

Kenneth Jones
Oct. 11, 2018

College of Sciences Alumnus of the Year Kenneth Bruce Jones found a mentor during a game of three-on-three.

Brett Riddle holding a bike.
Oct. 8, 2018

Location, environment — and one superb teacher — inspired Riddle to get into the field of biogeography.

gloved hand squirting liquid from syringe onto a petri dish
Oct. 4, 2018

The public is invited to get a first-hand glimpse at innovation.

Announcements

In The News

Accomplishments

Experts

  • Lincy Assistant Professor of Life Sciences
  • Assistant Professor, School of Life Sciences
  • Associate Professor of Molecular Biology and Microbiology

HiPSEC

High Pressure Science and Engineering Center

The High Pressure Science and Engineering Center (HiPSEC) is supported by the DOE-NNSA Stewardship Science Academic Alliances. HiPSEC is based at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) and is a multidisciplinary research group consisting of faculty, staff and students of the Physics and Astronomy , Geoscience, Chemistry and Engineering Departments.