Anthropology is the comparative and historical study of human origins and human societies and cultures.
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.
An undergraduate minor in Basque studies is offered through the Center for Basque Studies, part of the College of Liberal Arts.
The sciences of biochemistry and molecular biology examine how molecules important to life carry out their functions within cells.
Biomedical engineering is an interdisciplinary graduate program that culminates in a master's degree and/or Ph.D.
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.
Students will learn principles of physiology and pharmacology and are given opportunities to integrate this information in problem solving scenarios.
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 provides an interdisciplinary curriculum for those students whose primary research interests are in atomic and molecular physics and physical 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.
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 science concentrates on theory, design, and applications of digital computers and information-processing techniques.
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.
A combined M.D./Ph.D. degree program is offered with majors in biochemistry, biomedical engineering, cellular and molecular biology, pharmacology and physiology.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The English department prepares students for a variety of professions that range from teaching to law, publication to management, public administration to technical writing.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
A sound foundation in physical, chemical, geological and quantitative sciences as a basis for understanding the hydrologic cycle and managing water resources.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nursing is the foundational preparation for professional nursing practice and leadership positions in nursing.
The study of all fundamental forces and processes from the subatomic to the "astronomic" size scales is the purview of physics.
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.
Psychology majors learn about human behavior and its context.
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.
Speech Pathology explores the basic human communication and swallowing processes of biological, neurological, acoustic, psychological, developmental, and linguistic and cultural bases.