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Sonja Pippin with studentsAccounting

The Accounting program provides students with the theories and procedures necessary to prepare them for the many facets of the accounting profession, such as public, industrial, managerial, tax and government accounting.

Addiction Treatment

We offer undergraduate certificates and minors and an Advanced Graduate Certificate in addiction treatment services.

Anthropologist making discoveriesAnthropology

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

Gallery photoArt

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

Hot air balloon in the forestAtmospheric Science

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 man celebratingBasque Studies

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

Test tubeBiochemistry

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

Biology apparatusBiology

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.

students in a labBiomedical Engineering

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

Biotechnology

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.

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.

Doctor of Philosophy in Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology and PhysiologyCellular 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-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.

Chemical Physics student in a labChemical Physics

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

ChemistryChemistry

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.

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.

Students in classroomCounseling and Educational Psychology

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

Police officerCriminal Justice

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.

Doctor of Medicine studentsDoctor of Medicine

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 MedicineDoctor of Medicine: Combined Programs

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

Paeonia BrowniiEcology, 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.

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.

College of Education doorwayEducation

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.

Teacher with studentEducational Leadership

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.

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.

StudentsElementary Education

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.

Frandsen BuildingEnglish

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

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.

Students at a deskEquity and Diversity in Education

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.

Finance

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

Rock FormationGeo-Engineering

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 student in the snowGeography

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 EngineersGeological Engineering

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

Rock formation and Lake TahoeGeology

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 Hot SpringGeophysics

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.

Manzanita Lake at sunsetHistory

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.

Students walkingHuman Development and Family Studies

This major prepares students to work with individuals of all ages and their families.

Lake TahoeHydrogeology

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

Professor Scott TylerHydrology

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.

Information Systems

The Information Systems major is designed for those students interested in business-oriented, computer technology-based information resource systems.

Journalism

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

Gavel and judge's seatJudicial Studies

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.

Scales of justiceJustice Management

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.

survey equipmentLand Use Planning

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.

Knowledge CenterLiteracy Studies

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

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.

Melting metalsMetallurgical Engineering

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

Mining heavy equipmentMining Engineering

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

XylophoneMusic

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.

Jazz students in hallwayMusic Education

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.

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.

Nursing

Nursing is the foundational preparation for professional nursing practice and leadership positions in nursing.

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.

Student thinkingPhilosophy

Philosophy is the study of disciplined thinking-the ability to read and listen critically, to address problems systematically, and to express ideas articulately.

Crane removing telescope from MacLean housePhysics

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

American flagPolitical Science

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.

Students at lakePsychology

Psychology majors learn about human behavior and its context.

Reno skylinePublic Administration

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

Nursing studentPublic Health

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.

High school studentsSecondary Education

The Secondary Education Program is committed to preparing teachers who are able to meet the challenges of today's classrooms.

Students at Manzanita LakeSocial Psychology

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.

Students in the Social Work majorSocial Work

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.

Manzanita LakeSociology

Sociology is the study of humans in their social groupings.

Spanish flagSpanish

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

Teachers at a tableSpecial Education

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

Speech Pathology Student and PaitentSpeech Pathology

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

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