Degree List

Accounting and Information Systems

Undergraduate students may choose to combine Accounting and Information Systems classes to produce broad knowledge of both areas.

Agricultural Science

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

Anthropology

Anthropologist making discoveries Anthropology is the comparative and historical study of human origins and human societies and cultures.

Art

Gallery photo Art offers a diverse program of undergraduate and graduate instruction in both art history and studio art.

Art History

The Art Department in the College of Liberal Arts offers a history of art major and minor.

Asian Studies

A minor in Asian Studies is offered through the College of Liberal Arts and is coordinated by the International Affairs Program.

Atmospheric Science

Hot air balloon in the forest Atmospheric Sciences encompasses many areas of study that explore the atmosphere's physical characteristics, motions and processes, and how these influence all aspects of the environment and human life.

Basque Studies

Basque man celebrating An undergraduate minor in Basque studies is offered through the Center for Basque Studies, part of the College of Liberal Arts.

Biochemistry

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

Biology

Biology apparatus The biology curriculum is designed to provide students with up-to-date training in the biological sciences, including fields of concentration in ecology and evolution as well as molecular and cellular biology.

Biomedical Engineering

students in a lab Biomedical engineering is an interdisciplinary graduate program that culminates in a master's degree and/or Ph.D.

Biotechnology

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.

Business Administration

The Business Administration program provides students a highly reputed education in business for both those seeking a general education and those seeking an extensive, graduate level education.

Cell and Molecular Biology

Microscope View of Cells 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.

Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology

Doctor of Philosophy in Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology Students will learn principles of physiology and pharmacology and are given opportunities to integrate this information in problem solving scenarios.

Chemical Engineering

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

Chemical Physics

Chemical Physics student in a lab Chemical physics provides an interdisciplinary curriculum for those students whose primary research interests are in atomic and molecular physics and physical chemistry.

Chemistry

Chemistry Chemistry majors complete courses providing a solid background in the physical sciences and mathematics, together with a sequence of courses in general, organic, inorganic, analytical, and physical chemistry.

Chinese Studies

The College of Liberal Arts offers an undergraduate minor in Chinese Studies under the direction of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures.

Communication Studies

The academic program in communication studies at the University of Nevada, Reno, emphasizes training in oral communication skills and the cognitive principles and strategies that support them.

Community Health Sciences

The essence of public health is prevention and includes organized interdisciplinary efforts that concentrate on the physical, mental, social, and environmental health concerns of communities and populations.

Counseling and Educational Psychology

Students in classroom College of Education graduate degrees include emphases in marriage and family counseling, school counseling, educational psychology, and information technology in education.

Criminal Justice

Police officer Criminal Justice is an academic field that examines the actions of the formal social mechanism called the criminal justice system. The system is composed of three subsystems: policing/law enforcement agencies, the courts/judiciary and correctional agencies.

Dance

A minor in dance features a combination of performance and education based classes.

Developmental Disabilities

Graduate interdisciplinary specialization and undergraduate interdisciplinary minor programs in developmental disabilities are administered by the Nevada Center for Excellence in Disabilities (NCED) through the College of Education

Digital Interactive Games

The Computer Science and Engineering Department offers a minor in digital interactive games that can help students tap into a strong gaming presence in Reno and a flourishing games industry in the nearby Bay Area.

Doctor of Medicine

Doctor of Medicine students The goal of the School of Medicine is to graduate students who are knowledgeable, caring, skillful, responsible physicians capable of entering any specialty training program and delivering high quality health care to the individual, the family and the community.

Doctor of Medicine: Combined Programs

Doctor of Medicine A combined M.D./Ph.D. degree program is offered with majors in biochemistry, biomedical engineering, cellular and molecular biology, pharmacology and physiology.

Ecohydrology

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

Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology

Paeonia Brownii 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.

Economics

The Economics program is designed to prepare students for positions as economic and statistical analysts in business, government and nonprofit organizations, and for the teaching profession.

Education

College of Education doorway The Ph.D. program in Education prepares you at an advanced level to work in the professorial ranks of higher education or assume positions of leadership in schools and agencies.

Educational Leadership

Teacher with student The study of leadership allows individuals to examine the fundamental institutions in society, to develop skills in research and analysis, and to prepare to enter challenging and influential roles in many areas.

Electrical Engineering

Antenna in anechoic chamber Electrical engineering students learn about sensors, circuits, energy systems and more. At the bachelor's degree level, students can pursue an emphasis in either biomedical engineering or renewable energy.

Elementary Education

Students The education program enables students to develop a strong foundation of knowledge about teaching and learning, display a love of learning, value democracy and pluralism, and engage in reflective practice about one's growth as a teacher.

Engineering Physics

Large Hadron Collider Students in engineering physics take courses in math, science and electrical engineering, with a heavy emphasis on physics courses.

English

Frandsen Building The English department prepares students for a variety of professions that range from teaching to law, publication to management, public administration to technical writing.

Entrepreneurship

The entrepreneurship minor is open to all students at the University, purposefully designed without pre-requisites so any student can complement their major with entrepreneurial training.

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.

Equity and Diversity in Education

Students at a desk This program allows educators and those in related fields to enhance their knowledge, skills, and dispositions to work more effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds.

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.

Finance

A degree in Finance provides students knowledge essential for careers in financial management, banking and other financial institutions, investments, and insurance.

Forest Management & Ecology

The Forest Management & Ecology major is offered through the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Science (NRES).

French

Students majoring in French gain advanced speaking, reading and writing skills in the language, as well as knowledge of French and francophone literature and film.

Gaming Management

The Gaming Management minor is open to all students at the University. Students have the ability to focus their studies in such areas as management, public policy or the legal/regulatory environment.

Gender, Race and Identity

Students studying The Graduate Certificate in Gender, Race and Identity provides a curriculum that complements existing graduate programs both at the M.A. and the Ph.D. levels. A Graduate Certificate Program in Gender, Race and Identity will be of benefit to students who are pursuing a graduate degree in other areas, including business, history, social work, social psychology, psychology, and sociology.

General Studies

The Bachelor of General Studies allows students to customize their degree to their interests or intended career.

Geo-Engineering

Rock Formation The Geo-Engineering Ph.D. is an interdisciplinary degree that combines studies from the Department of Mining Engineering and Department of Geological Sciences, with applications in mine ventilation, mine environmental, reclamation, remediation and restoration studies, mine automation and robotics, rock mechanics, drilling and blasting, materials handling, ore reserve characterization, geostatics and mineral economics.

Geography

Geography student in the snow The Department of Geography emphasizes the study of landscape change and human-environment interactions in arid and mountainous environments. Coursework emphasizes the integration of human and physical geography and encourages the use of geospatial technologies (GIS, remote sensing, and cartography).

Geological Engineering

Geological Engineers Geological Engineering is a interdisciplinary program that provides a comprehensive basis for understanding the Earth and its context in the solar system.

Geology

Rock formation and Lake Tahoe Geology is an interdisciplinary science that integrates a range of fields including geology, physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics with modern technologies in the study of Earth's processes, environments and history.

Geophysics

Geophysics Hot Spring The Geophysics program provides coursework that examines the physical traits of the Earth and explores its interactions with space. Aspects of geophysics includes the study of the Earth’s magnetic and gravitational fields, volcanism, the hydrological cycle, atmospheric studies and interactions with the Moon and other celestial bodies.

Gerontology

The gerontology program prepares today's students to understand the complex processes of aging.

Historic Preservation

Historic preservation is a rapidly expanding field devoted to the understanding, recording, preservation, restoration or adaptive reuse of significant objects, buildings, sites, neighborhoods, districts or engineering works that reflect a portion of the nation's historic and prehistoric cultural heritage.

History

Manzanita Lake at sunset Programs in the History Department offer the student understanding in the scholarly discipline of history through the expansion of historical knowledge, the comprehension of historiography, and the practice of critical inquiry. Framing the questions that define particular scholarly debates underlies critical analysis of primary and secondary sources. Students gain exposure to these questions in course work and demonstrate their familiarity with them in comprehensive examinations. Through the department's skills-based curriculum, history majors learn how to think and write like historians. History faculty teach students to think contextually, read historical documents, and become better researchers and writers.

Hydrogeology

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

Hydrology

Professor Scott Tyler 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.

Integrated Elementary Teacher Education

This innovative program prepares you to be an elementary teacher in Nevada for grades K-8. In addition, you earn an additional license or endorsement that enables you to be effective and prepared for today’s diverse classrooms: (1) early childhood education, (2) special education, and/or (3) English as a second language.

International Affairs

The International Affairs Program is an interdisciplinary major for undergraduate students as well as a venue for various community outreach projects.

Japanese Studies

The College of Liberal Arts offers an undergraduate minor in Japanese studies under the direction of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures.

Journalism

Programs at the Reynolds School of Journalism are designed to get students thinking about journalistic practices in the 21st Century.

Judicial Studies

Gavel and judge's seat As the challenges facing our court systems mount, it is essential that the judiciary be equipped for transition. At the forefront of this movement is the highly successful Judicial Studies Program at the University of Nevada, Reno, one of only two such programs offered nationwide. The program offers a Master of Judicial Studies and a Ph.D.

Justice Management

Scales of justice The Master of Justice Management is a special degree program offering a broad selection of courses including foundation courses in justice theory and process, essentials of justice management, and courses specific to areas of concentration such as Juvenile Justice Management, Adult Justice Management, and Executive Court and Agency Administration.

Land Use Planning

survey equipment The curriculum provides a foundation in planning tools and methods, along with a thorough analysis of contemporary land-use planning practice including the most innovative approaches.

Latin American Studies

Latin American Studies includes study of Spanish beyond the minimum college requirement and integrates regional courses taught through six cooperating departments and programs.

Literacy Studies

Knowledge Center Literacy is essential to learning, multidimensional in nature, and influenced by linguistic, psychological, and sociocultural factors.

Materials Science and Engineering

Beaker and flask 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.

Mathematics

PI on a chalkboard The bachelor's degrees in mathematics have options for applied mathematics, discrete mathematics/operations research, statistics, or general study.

Mechanical Engineering

Student works on a UAS Mechanical engineering is one of the broadest engineering disciplines, and our graduates are versatile problem solvers. They learn to communicate effectively, design mechanical systems and find creative answers to real-world problems.

Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Medieval and Renaissance studies is an appropriate minor for students majoring in the following disciplines: anthropology, art, criminal justice, English, foreign languages and literatures, history, mathematics, music, philosophy, political science, psychology, sociology, and speech communication and theatre.

Metallurgical Engineering

Melting metals The technology involves converting natural mineral resources into useful products for society

Military Science

The overall objective of the ROTC program is to develop in the student/cadet--through both classroom theory and practical application--the necessary traits, knowledge, proficiency and experience in order to be commissioned as an officer in the United States Army.

Mining Engineering

Mining heavy equipment Mining Engineering trains students to perform the various functions typically exercised by mining engineers: plan, design, operate, and close mines.

Molecular Microbiology & Immunology

Microscope Molecular microbiology and immunology (MMI) provides in-depth studies at the molecular and cellular levels on the bacterial, viral, fungal and protozoan pathogens of humans.

Museum Studies

The interdisciplinary program in Museum Studies offers students an opportunity to explore the expanding field of museum work and museum research.

Music

Xylophone Music programs within the Department are dedicated to the professional training of students in music education, applied performance, and music history. The Department's dedication to student and faculty participation in ensemble performance reflects the belief that interactive rehearsals and live performances teach music students the technology and social dynamics of being a musician. It is in ensemble playing where musical ideas are animated individually, instrument by instrument, but shared as a collaborative experience with fellow musicians and with the listening audience.

Music Education

Jazz students in hallway Music Education degrees are unique in that the result of the program not only enhances the student's personal skills as a musician, providing opportunities for further development, but the program also prepares the student for teaching others how to explore their own musical interests and talents. The Department of Music at the University of Nevada, Reno offers the Bachelor of Music, Music Education and Master of Music, Music Education degrees with three different fields of concentration attached to each in order to accommodate the background, musical preferences and educational goals of students interested in Music Education as a professional career choice.

Music: Applied

Students must successfully audition before the music faculty for entrance into the Bachelor of Music degree program with a major in applied music.

Nanotechnology

Carbon nanotubes 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.

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.

Neuroscience

Students working in a biology lab Neuroscience is the study of the nervous system, including the brain, spinal cord and networks of sensory nerve cells throughout the body.

Nutrition

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.

Online Executive MBA

With an integrated blend of theory and practice, the Executive MBA is perfect for mid-career executives and experienced professionals who want to advance in today’s challenging work world.

Physics

Crane removing telescope from MacLean house The study of all fundamental forces and processes from the subatomic to the "astronomic" size scales is the purview of physics.

Political Science

American flag Political science is the study of power and who wields it and to what end. Political science majors study how governments interact with individuals or other governments and examine the results of those interactions.

Public Administration

Reno skyline The major focus in the MPA course of study is on a professional education that links academic inquiry with career training and development.

Public Health

Nursing student The School of Community Health Sciences at the University of Nevada, Reno, provides high-quality graduate education of current and future public health professionals that will work in health departments and other health related institutions.

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).

Religious Studies

The University of Nevada, Reno offers an interdisciplinary minor in religious studies. Courses are offered in the departments of anthropology, art, dance, foreign languages, history, philosophy and sociology.

Renewable Energy

Solar panels The objective of the interdisciplinary minor 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 to the nationally important issues of alternative and renewable energy.

Social Psychology

Students at Manzanita Lake The Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program in Social Psychology at the University of Nevada, Reno is one of the oldest social psychology programs in the country.

Social Work

Students in the Social Work major The bachelor of social work degree includes course and field work that prepare students for entry-level professional social work practice. The degree also prepares students for admission to graduate school.

Sociology

Manzanita Lake Sociology is the study of humans in their social groupings.

Spanish

Spanish flag Spanish includes courses in Peninsular, Hispanic-American, and U.S. Latino culture and literature.

Special Education

Teachers at a table Special Education trains undergraduate and graduate-level teachers in working with students with a variety of disabilities.

Speech Pathology

Speech Pathology Student and Paitent Speech Pathology explores the basic human communication and swallowing processes of biological, neurological, acoustic, psychological, developmental, and linguistic and cultural bases.

Statistics

Statistics is the mathematical study of the organization, analysis, interpretation of data.

Teacher Licensure

If you wish to teach in grades K-12 in Nevada you must have a teaching license. A license is issued by the Nevada Department of Education following completion of a recognized teacher preparation program.

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

TESOL students This program is designed for both native and non-native speakers of English who wish to teach ESL or EFL.

Theatre

The Theatre major is considered to be part academic discipline, part technical craft, and part art.

Unmanned Autonomous Systems (UAS)

A UAS flies in a lab Unmanned autonomous systems fuse mechanical systems and computing technologies to create intelligent systems capable of interacting with the complexities of the real world. Students learn to design, engineer and operate these groundbreaking systems in our new interdisciplinary minor.

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

Conserving wildlife and wildlife habitat puts students of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation in a field that emphasizes wildlife biology and conservation based on ecological principles.

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