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

image of moon orbits
Sep. 18, 2018

UNLV astrophysicists ponder "reservoirs of life" on the moons of planets expelled by their hosts and drifting through the galaxy.

Sharang Chaudhry speaking in front of brain simulations.
Sep. 13, 2018

Embracing contradiction made statistics doctoral student Sharang Chaudhry a better research presenter.

A photo showing red flowers blooming at sunrise with mountains in the background as well as a photo of a student smiling at the camera in front of a lake.
Aug. 17, 2018

Hop on over to this Instagram account for a biologist’s take on science and art.

UNLV logo with palm tree in background
Jul. 12, 2018

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

two women with boxes
Jul. 3, 2018

As geologist Peg Rees heads to retirement, the 4,000 pounds of rocks she collected go to the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center.

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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.