Welcome to the College of Sciences at UNLV. As an undergraduate or graduate student in the College of Sciences, you will have an opportunity to learn from nationally and internationally recognized scholars in astronomy, chemistry, geoscience, life sciences, mathematics, physics, and other interdisciplinary programs in the sciences.
Combining top-tier instruction with world-class research facilities, students study science and mathematics from the fundamental workings of nature through the application of science and mathematics directed at the many challenges facing society and mankind today. Our programs offer the Bachelor of Science degree through the Doctor of Philosophy degree, preparing students for a wide variety of scientific, professional, and educational careers.
In these web pages you can read about our distinguished faculty and departments, our diverse study opportunities, and the many other ways in which we engage and challenge students here at UNLV.
About Eric L. Chronister
Dr. Eric Chronister received his Ph.D. in chemical physics from the University of Illinois. He conducted postdoctoral work at UCLA, where he received his undergraduate degrees in chemistry and general physics. Chronister was at the University of California, Riverside for 30 years, where he served nine years as chair of the chemistry department.
In addition to serving nine years as undergraduate advisor in his department, Chronister developed research and tech-intensive courses and participated in research internship programs for underrepresented students. In 1997, he was awarded the UC Riverside Award of Excellence in Undergraduate Research for his mentorship.
A fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Chronister’s research spans chemistry, physics, and materials science with a focus on how materials behave at the molecular level under extreme conditions.