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Degree Programs

The College of Engineering offers more than 30 degree programs and minors. Explore degree requirements, admissions information and career opportunities and find the program that's right for you.

Degrees and Programs: Masters Degrees

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students in a labBiomedical Engineering

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

Microscope View of CellsCell 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.

Chemical-powered carChemical 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.

BridgeCivil and Environmental Engineering

Our nationally recognized degree programs in civil and environmental engineering give you a chance to work with top faculty in world-class research facilities.

Computer SimulationComputer Science and Engineering

Computer science concentrates on theory, design, and applications of digital computers and information-processing techniques.

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.

Antenna in anechoic chamberElectrical Engineering

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.

Large Hadron ColliderEngineering Physics

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

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.

Beaker and flaskMaterials 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.

Student works on a UASMechanical Engineering

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.

Carbon nanotubesNanotechnology

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.

Solar panelsRenewable Energy

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.

A UAS flies in a labUnmanned Autonomous Systems (UAS)

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.

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