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Nine Living Learning Communities

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Honors Residential Scholars Community

A living learning community that gives Honors students the opportunity to take classes, participate in social activities, and live with other Honors students who share an interest in academic and professional issues. The community is open to qualified students of all academic majors who have been admitted to the Honors Program.

WISE (Women in Science & Engineering)

A living learning community for first-year women majoring in science, mathematics, or engineering. Members of the WISE living learning community build personal and professional networks that last a lifetime. An intensive first-year experience introduces WISE members to mentoring and support systems within the University and beyond. Additionally, programs created specifically for WISE members provide a forum for members to explore educational, professional and leadership opportunities. WISE members have enhanced access to associated faculty, academic advising, and study groups. For more information, a complete list of eligible majors, other eligibility requirements, and how to apply for WISE, please see the Women in Science and Engineering website.

Business

Designed for new business students to achieve academic and personal success in their first year. Students will interact with each other and with Nevada faculty and staff by enrolling in a common set of courses including IS 101, BUS 101 and dedicated sections of required math and English classes. The Business Living Learning Community is open to all freshmen business students.

Education

Open to all first-year students majoring in Early Childhood, Elementary, Special, Secondary, or Integrated Education programs, or Human Development and Family Studies. Residents involved in the community take the freshman seminar for education students (EDU 110) and are also eligible to participate in dedicated math and English sections with other students on the floor.

Engineering

Open to all first-year students with a declared major in the College of Engineering. Students involved in the community take an Introduction to Engineering course and have the opportunity to interact with other engineering students who share their academic interests, making the creation of study groups and the establishment of support systems more convenient. Students are also eligible to participate in dedicated math and English sections with other students on the floor.

Journalism

Open to all first-year students majoring in Journalism. Students involved in the community take an introductory Journalism course (101, 107/108, 110, or 120) approved by their advisor and have the opportunity to interact with students who share their course of study, making the formation of study groups and support networks more convenient. Students are also eligible to participate in dedicated math and English sections with other students on the floor.

Pre-Nursing

Available to all first-year students majoring in Pre-Nursing. Students involved in this community will take their basic core classes and an introductory Nursing 100 course together as directed by their academic advisor. The community will facilitate the opportunity for students to interact with other students who share a course of study and career aspirations. Pre-Nursing Living Learning Community students will also be placed in designated math and English sections and will be provided with a group forum to augment their academic life as well as provide for both study and social activities.

Science

This Living Learning Community is for incoming freshmen with a declared major offered by the College of Science. The goal of the program is to develop a community among College of Science freshmen who have similar academic interests and goals, along with providing mentorship and some extracurricular activities to enhance their first year at the university. For more information, a complete list of eligible majors and eligibility requirements, and how to apply, please see the College of Science LLC website.

First Year

Open to all first-year students who are either undecided about their major or are in a major not included in one of the communities above. Members of this community will take their math and English course with other residents on their floor. If undecided, students will also be required to take the Academic and Career Exploration course (ACE 100).

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