College of Science Spring 2020 celebration

Congratulations to the College of Science Class of 2020!

For all that you've accomplished and all that's ahead of you, we could not be more proud.

After years of hard work, late nights spent studying, weekends in the lab, and a few more Zoom classes than you may have expected, you've finally done it! You've earned one of the most challenging degrees at the University of Nevada, Reno. While we aren't able to celebrate with you in-person this spring, we hope you will join us again to walk across the stage next year.

In the meantime, from backyards and home offices, our faculty wanted to congratulate you on all you've accomplished. Congratulations class of 2020!

Celebrating Women in Science and Engineering

We're graduating another incredible class of Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) and Dr. Melanie Duckworth, Co-Director of the WiSE program and Associate Dean of the College of Science, has a message for this class of incredible women as they start the next phase of their lives. 

Our graduates by the numbers


undergraduate degrees earned


Master's Degrees earned


Doctoral Degrees earned


Cum Laude


Magna Cum Laude


Summa Cum Laude


in Cursu Honorum

Meet the 2020 Westfall Scholars

The Westfall Scholars are the students graduating with the highest grade point averages in each of the College of Science departments. The program, started by former dean of the College Dr. David Westfall and his wife Shirley Westfall, provides generous financial support to this impressive group of students. Hear from the 2020 Westfall Scholars below!

Grad reflections

Check out more grad stories!

View more photos and quotes from our graduates on the College of Science social media channels: @UNRScience on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!