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Prospective Students

Thank you for your interest in the College of Science!

The College of Science is proud to offer a wide variety of programs for our students:

We place a high value on personal attention paid to our students and emphasize student centered research experiences involving significant collaboration with faculty.

Download a copy of the College of Science recruitment brochure

High School Preparation

The College of Science recommends completing 4 years of math and science courses during high school - ideally, completion of pre-calculus or calculus. If available at your school, AP and IB courses are also great preparation for university courses.

The University uses your best submitted standardized test scores to initially determine placement into your first semester English and Math courses.

For placement into the recommended 1st semester Math and English courses for College of Science programs:

  • MINIMUM ACT Math 28 or SAT MATH 630 - placement into MATH 181 (Calculus I)
  • MINIMUM ACT English 21 or SAT Critical Reading 510 - placement into ENG 101 (Composition I)

If you do not have the above mentioned standardized test scores, please visit the webpages below for available placement options:

Planning on taking AP &/or IB exams? View the AP/IB exam credit chart guide (scroll down the page to see the charts)

Transfer Agreements and Articulation Information

If you are being admitted as a transfer student to the University or are interested in identifying courses at other institutions that are equivalent to UNR courses, please visit the following webpages:

TRANSFER AGREEMENTS - view major and Core transfer agreements UNR has with select institutions

TRANFSER ARTICULATION - check course equivalency from other institutions to UNR

Program Requirements

Click on any of the College of Science programs below to see the program requirements and required courses for graduation:

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