The College of Liberal Arts offers about 60 degrees in more than 20 different majors
Graduates find that a liberal arts background leads to many careers options.
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.
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.
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 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.
- Gender, Race and Identity, Graduate Certificate [Certificate]
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.
- Historic Preservation, Minor [Undergraduate Minor]
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 History faculty teach students to think contextually, read historical documents, and become better researchers and writers.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 and faculty at the University of Nevada, Reno have the unique opportunity to study within this specialized area of research with access to cutting-edge technology, such as a new functional MRI facility—a partnership between our Center for Integrative Neuroscience and the Renown Health medical center.
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.
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.
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.
- Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Minor [Undergraduate Minor]
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.
- Military Science, Minor [Undergraduate Minor]
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 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.
Students must successfully audition before the music faculty for entrance into the Bachelor of Music degree program with a major in applied music.
Philosophy is the study of disciplined thinking-the ability to read and listen critically, to address problems systematically, and to express ideas articulately.
- Ethics, Law, and Politics, Graduate Certificate [Certificate]
- Philosophy, Minor [Undergraduate Minor]
- Ethics, Law and Politics, Minor [Undergraduate Minor]
- Philosophy, Bachelor of Arts Degree [BA]
- Philosophy (Ethics, Law, and Politics Specialization), Bachelor of Arts Degree [BA]
- Philosophy, Master of Arts Degree [MA]
- Ethics, Law, and Politics, Graduate Degree [MA]
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.
- Psychology, Minor [Undergraduate Minor]
- Psychology, Bachelor of Arts Degree [BA]
- Psychology - Research Specialization, Bachelor of Arts Degree [BA]
- Psychology - Behavior Analysis, Bachelor of Arts Degree [BA]
- Psychology, Master of Arts Degree [MA]
- Ph.D. in Psychology [Ph.D.]
- Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology [Ph.D.]
- Ph.D. in Psychology - Cognitive and Brain Sciences [Ph.D.]
- Ph.D. in Psychology - Behavior Analysis [Ph.D.]