Shaping the Future of Science

Education. Discovery. Innovation.

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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 2,500 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
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$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

UNLV students in red caps/gowns hugging at commencement
Dec. 12, 2019

UNLV president Marta Meana will highlight four graduating students at commencement who embody the academic, research, and community impact of the Class of 2019.

Student in white medical coat stands in front of medical equipment
Nov. 4, 2019

A UNLV alum and current med school student says the Engelstad Scholars Program solidified his desire to help others.

A hand holds the lid to a petri dish while a dropper samples a liquid from it.
Nov. 1, 2019

College of Sciences Alumnus of the Year Travis Huxman: Being a Rebel means having the courage to take a seat at any table.

People preparing to cut ribbon on new Fertitta Complex
Nov. 1, 2019

A collection of local, national, and international news stories highlighting the people and programs of UNLV.

A man walks through weeds
Oct. 29, 2019

UNLV’s reintroduction effort keeps leopard frog species off the endangered list.

Announcements

In The News

Accomplishments

Experts

  • Professor, Life Sciences
  • Assistant Professor, School of Life Sciences
  • Assistant Professor of Economic Geology

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.