Congrats Sciences Grads!

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 2,500 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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$10,860,19
Awards received in FY 2018
2,909
Students
85.7%
1st year retention rate of Fall 2018 student cohort

What's Happening

man surrounded by boxes of supplies
May. 28, 2020

Undergraduate Francisco Valenzuela spearheaded drives that resulted in the donation of more than 7,500 pairs of socks and underwear to The Shade Tree.

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May. 27, 2020
The university recognizes faculty and student for their work to improve the wellbeing of Southern Nevadans.
Portrait of Physics and astronomy professor Ashkan Salamat in red light.
May. 26, 2020

Pressure — the highest pressure imaginable — is the name of the game for this physics professor.

Lied Library at UNLV
May. 19, 2020

As daily life around the country came to a sudden halt in March, UNLV rapidly reconfigured the rhythms of its day-to-day operations and lent its considerable expertise to fighting the virus in Nevada.

Two women stand in front of an image of a Martian rover
May. 19, 2020

Pair of geoscience professors at the forefront of UNLV’s contributions to Mars exploration, but plenty more academics are involved in the Red Planet.

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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.