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

The Milky Way Galaxy seen over the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array west of Socorro, New Mexico.
Dec. 12, 2018

Astrophysicists discover a large population of potential young planets in distant solar systems.

camera operator with reporters
Nov. 30, 2018

A collection of recent news stories highlighting the people and programs of UNLV.

Nov. 28, 2018

Climate change researcher Matt Lachniet explains the impacts of hotter temperatures.

woman presenting at research symposium
Nov. 20, 2018

Sometimes they find that by helping others, they also help themselves.

Nov. 8, 2018

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

Announcements

In The News

Accomplishments

Experts

  • Lincy Assistant Professor of Life Sciences
  • Professor Emeritus
  • Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy

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.