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Core Curriculum

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Core English and Math Completion Policy

Competence in writing and mathematics is foundational to success at the university.  Therefore, it is the policy of the University of Nevada, Reno that all degree-seeking students must be continuously enrolled in appropriate pre-Core or Core mathematics and English courses until the University Core Curriculum mathematics and English requirements are completed.  For further information, contact your major advisor.

Core Curriculum in the Catalog

The University Core Curriculum Office is located in the Clark Administration Building, Room 206.  The Clark Building is located on the south end of campus just east of Manzanita Lake.  Visit our page on the online campus tour.  Limited metered parking is available on the east side of the building.  Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 am-12:00 pm and 1:00-5:00 pm.  We look forward to seeing you!

University Core Curriculum          Director:  Dr. Elliott Parker
Office of the Provost/MS 1005               Office: (775) 784-4710
University of Nevada, Reno                     Fax: (775) 784-6220
Reno, NV  89557                                          Email:

Silver Core Curriculum FAQs

Core Curriculum Substitution Requests

After transfer coursework has been evaluated by Admissions and Records, students may submit requests for Core Curriculum substitution, as detailed in the General Catalog section, Admission Information for Transfer Students

Please complete the Request for Core Curriculum Substitutions/Waivers form.  Requests for Core Curriculum substitution will not be reviewed without this form and accompanying course syllabi.  In some cases, additional course materials may be requested.  Submit the form and syllabi to the Core Curriculum Office in person to Room 206 of the Clark Administration Building, by email to, or by fax to (775) 784-6220.  Please allow two to three weeks for the substitution determination and the change to be made to your academic record in MyNevada if approved. 

Silver Core Curriculum Requirements and Course Lists
from the 2016-2017 General Catalog

Original Core Curriculum Requirements and Course Lists

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