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Degrees and Programs

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Accelerated Programs

The College of Engineering offers two opportunities for motivated students to earn a bachelor's and master's degree in as few as five years.

Learn more on the College of Engineering website.

Chemical Engineering

 Chemical engineers apply the basic principles of chemistry, physics, biology, mathematics and related engineering disciplines to the production of goods and materials for society.

Materials Science and Engineering

 Materials science and engineering includes elements from a variety of engineering disciplines. Graduating students are at the forefront of developing and testing materials that can stand up to extreme environments or outperform existing materials. Students utilize state-of-the-art characterization tools such as chromatographs, electron microscopes, and spectrometers to study these materials.

Batteries and Energy Storage Technologies

Prepare for a career in batteries and energy storage technologies with the interdisciplinary minor at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Extractive Metallurgy

This minor is open to all students in an engineering degree program except students in the Extractive Metallurgy emphasis of the B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering program.


 The interdisciplinary program in nanotechnology is open to all students, although it is geared towards students in engineering and science fields who seek specialization in the science and technology of processes, systems, and phenomena that occur at the nanometer size scale.

Nuclear Packaging

This unique graduate certificate provides a curriculum in packaging for nuclear and other radioactive materials that complements graduate programs in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Engineering and offers applied-knowledge-based skills.

Renewable Energy

 The objective of these interdisciplinary programs is to provide students with technical skills, economic and political background, and analysis and design skills that will help them to better apply the knowledge gained in their major field of student to the nationally important issues of alternative and renewable energy.

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