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Program of Study

Undergraduates Degree Programs and Majors

The College of Agriculture, Biotechnology, and Natural Resources (CABNR) offers programs for bachelor, master and doctoral degrees. The college also awards graduate certificates signifying advanced study and expertise in specific areas. In short, CABNR offers a variety of solutions for your educational needs.

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.

Bachelor Degrees

Agricultural Science

This program is a general degree incorporating courses in many aspects of agricultural production. It involves required courses in animal production; health and nutrition; cellular, molecular, organismal, and plant biology; natural resources and environmental science; human nutrition; and economics and business. Students will be well trained in basic modern areas of plant and animal agriculture, with a substantial business and economics background. The degree will prepare students for careers in both production as well as in management.

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

The program provides rigorous theoretical and experimental preparation for a career in modern biochemistry and molecular biology. Our program will with train student in a wider variety of areas ranging from the fundamental principles of biology, biochemistry and biophysics to applied solutions to medically important problems.


The term biotechnology is used for both general molecular biological research and industrial processes for the production of useful biological products. Our program aims to provide a thorough understanding of the biological processes in bacteria, plants and animals, where cell and molecular biology, biochemistry and microbiology are central disciplines.


A BS in dietetics is intended to provide comprehensive educational and clinical experiences to enable students to develop competencies needed to function as successful entry-level general practitioners in the profession of dietetics. Students will gain practical experience in chemistry, human biosciences, public health, research, food science, nutrition and dietetics.


The ecohydrology program integrates information from earth sciences and ecology to help answer questions ranging from protecting endangered species and restoring failing ecosystem to assuring adequate supplies of clean, fresh water and reducing the risks of flooding. Students will focus on groundwater, surface water, and sediment transport interactions that influence the structure and functioning of lake, ocean, river and stream ecosystems.

Environmental Science

Our undergraduate program prepares students to function as informed citizens, to work effectively across a wide range of careers, cultures and communities and to move on to graduate training in professional and academic fields. We aim to train students that will help to provide solutions for the complex environmental problems of the 21st century.

Forestry Management & Ecology

FME deals with fundamental and applied ecological issues such as forest ecosystem dynamics, environmental influences on tree growth and forest development, and sustainable silvicultural systems. Based on sound understanding of growth and development of forest ecosystems, and of the ecological processes underlying forest ecosystem dynamics in relation to species properties and environmental conditions, prepares undergraduate students to become successful managers and leaders in natural resource management.

Nutritional Science

This major integrate knowledge of the use of foods and nutrients by cells, individuals, and communities to promote optimal health and treatment of disease. This option may also lead to a career in academia, government, community nutrition and public health agencies, and the food, dietary supplement or pharmaceutical industry.

Rangeland Ecology & Management

There is strong need for range trained students in federal agencies and in related career paths and Nevada citizens expressed the need for range professionals to understand the characteristics and needs of Nevada. This program will do so with an integrated/interuniversity consortium of range expertise from across the western United States that offers comprehensive training within the subdisciplines of this profession.

Veterinary Science

Our VS program provides a outstanding veterinary education for undergraduate, using an outstanding curriculum, innovative teaching methods, and an interdisciplinary environment, students are fully prepared to be accepted into numerous professional programs.

Wildlife Ecology & Conservation

The degree in wildlife ecology & conservation is appropriate for those who want to pursue careers in wildlife conservation research, management, teaching and consulting. Our students are exposed to a wide range of environmental and scientific topics having to do with the ecosystem and its natural inhabitants. This program provides training for students planning careers in wildlife biology or an allied discipline, such as mammalogy, ichthyology, ornithology, herpetology, animal ecology, animal behavior, and conservation biology.

Undergraduate Minors

The minor program is designed for students who are interested in supplementing their major field with a background in:

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