Special Programs

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You can customize your degree program in a number of ways.

Minor in big data

Learn the technical skills and theoretical background you need to work with big data and join this rapidly growing industry with the minor in big data at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Minor in cybersecurity

The cybersecurity minor provides students with both technical skills and theoretical knowledge to address today's cybersecurity challenges. Open to all students at the University, coursework for the minor in cybersecurity draws on computer science and engineering and information systems classes to provide interdisciplinary cybersecurity education.

Graduate certificate in cybersecurity

Open to current graduate students as well as working professionals, this four-course certificate program emphasizes teamwork and developing real-world cybersecurity solutions in an interdisciplinary context.

Minor in manufacturing quality

Students who complete the manufacturing quality minor learn to understand industrial process control and product excellence techniques and gain the skills to manage product quality and manufacturing processes. Courses in the minor draw from a wide range of engineering disciplines, allowing students to customize their program of study towards topics that interest them.

Minor in digital interactive games

Gaming is one of the hottest trends in the technical industry right now, with an explosion of mobile devices, popular apps and online badges for everything from working out to conserving energy.

Minor in unmanned autonomous systems

Unmanned autonomous systems fuse mechanical systems and computing technologies to create intelligent systems capable of interacting with the complexities of the real world. Students learn to design, engineer and operate these groundbreaking systems in our new interdisciplinary minor.

Accelerated B.S./M.S. program

Select students can earn both a bachelor's and a master's degree program in five years.


Our newest program offers qualified students the opportunity to earn a bachelor's degree and an MBA in as few as five years.