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

UNLV professor Ashkan Salamat in his lab on UNLV's campus
Oct. 14, 2020

The discovery, reported in the journal Nature, opens door for reimagining the energy grid, technology, society

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Oct. 13, 2020

UNLV astrophysicist Bing Zhang contributes to study offering new, most complete start-to-finish view of neutron star merger.

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Oct. 6, 2020

Brookings Mountain West and The Lincy Institute student researchers embrace remote learning and engage in public policy research to benefit UNLV and the region.

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Sep. 29, 2020

College of Sciences Alumna of the Year made a change at UNLV that led to an inspirational career in education.

Sep. 15, 2020

UNLV takes on another school semester with precaution and discovery.

Announcements

In The News

Accomplishments

Experts

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.