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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$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

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Apr. 2, 2020

UNLV microbiologist Brian Hedlund on the science of germs, where they like to lurk, and how to effectively get rid of them.

Apr. 1, 2020

Undergraduates Alvaro Carbonero and Ava Platt among a select group of STEM students nationwide selected for prestigious honor.

A group of five fifth graders partake in an experiment during UNLV's Rebel Science Camp.
Mar. 3, 2020

Nearly 550 local fifth graders to attend UNLV’s Rebel Science Camp in 2020.

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Feb. 12, 2020

New UNLV study shows promise for role of a high-carb, low-protein, and low-fat diet in fighting off C. diff infections.

Feb. 12, 2020

Addison Guida is determined to provide the same level of commitment to her future patients as she received from her own doctors.

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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.