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cabnr degrees

CABNR offers programs for bachelor, master and doctoral degrees.

The college also awards graduate certificates signifying advanced study and expertise in specific areas.

On the undergraduate level, whether a student enters with a major firmly in mind or is still exploring his or her academic options, the CABNR offers the intellectual challenge and the support necessary to help students accomplish their goals, including gaining entrance into some of the nation's finest post-graduate programs or launching a chosen career.

Agricultural Science

Agricultural science is one of the newest and most exciting fields at CABNR.


The sciences of biochemistry and molecular biology examine how molecules important to life carry out their functions within cells.

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Biochemistry Students may choose to earn a minor, a master's degree or a Ph.D. in Biochemistry.


Biotech student The biotechnology program aims to produce well-trained researchers with theoretical knowledge, technical skills and real-world experience based on both academic research experiences and internships in the biotechnology industry.

Cell and Molecular Biology

The highly interactive program offers a wide range of study options dealing with contemporary biophysics, cancer, cell biology, chemical biology, immunology, insect biochemistry, microbiology, pharmacology and plant biology.


Ecohydrology is a new integrative science that involves finding solutions to issues surrounding water, people, and the environment.

Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology

Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology is an interdisciplinary doctoral program bringing together faculty and students from multiple departments and institutions at the University of Nevada, Reno, the Desert Research Institute and the Great Basin Institute.

Environmental Science

The Environmental Science degree is a critical degree for addressing today's environmental issues: global climate change, pollution, urbanization and the use of natural resources.

Environmental Sciences and Health

The Environmental Sciences and Health Graduate Program (ES&H) is based on the tenet that graduate education in the environmental sciences requires an interdisciplinary approach encompassing the fields of chemistry, biology, ecology, physics, and human health.

Forest Management & Ecology

Forest Management & Ecology provides a solid, multidisciplinary foundation for science-based decision to manage and restore forest ecosystems.


A sound foundation in physical, chemical, geological and quantitative sciences as a basis for understanding the hydrologic cycle and managing water resources.


The study of the movement, distribution, and quality of water on Earth and other planets, including the hydrologic cycle, water resources and environmental watershed sustainability.

Natural Resources and Environmental Science

This program emphasizes the functioning of range, forest and aquatic ecosystems, and includes the following areas of specialization: Wildlife and Conservation Biology, Environmental Science, including Watershed Science, Environmental Science, Forest Rangeland, wildlife ecology conservation biology, and Forest and Range Management.


Brain Scan Image Students and faculty at the University of Nevada, Reno have the unique opportunity to study within this specialized area of research with access to cutting-edge technology, such as a new functional MRI facility—a partnership between our Center for Integrative Neuroscience and the Renown Health medical center.


A degree in nutrition/dietetics provides students with a strong science background, laboratory experiences and community and clinical opportunities related to human health and nutrition.

Rangeland Ecology & Management

The Rangeland Ecology & Management major is offered through the Departments of Natural Resources and Environmental Science (NRES) and Agriculture, Nutrition & Veterinary Science (ANVS).

Veterinary Science

The University of Nevada, Reno offers a pre-professional program in Veterinary Medicine (Science) through the Department of Agriculture, Nutrition and Veterinary Science .

Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Forest Management & Ecology provides a solid, multidisciplinary foundation for science-based decision to manage and restore forest ecosystems.

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