Biological and Environmental Sciences Degrees & Programs

Agricultural Science

Agricultural science is one of the newest and most exciting fields at CABNR.

Atmospheric Science

Linked spiral clouds. Atmospheric Sciences encompasses many areas of study that explore the atmosphere's physical characteristics, motions and processes, and how these influence all aspects of the environment and human life.

Biochemistry

The sciences of biochemistry and molecular biology examine how molecules important to life carry out their functions within cells.

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

A degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology can serve as a springboard to medical school or numerous other science-based career paths.

Biology

Biology apparatus The biology curriculum is designed to provide students with up-to-date training in the biological sciences, including fields of concentration in ecology and evolution as well as molecular and cellular biology.

Biomedical Engineering

Engineers working at a computer next to a window. Biomedical engineering is a broad field that involves using technology to solve medical problems. Learn more about how to study biomedical engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Biotechnology

Biotech student The biotechnology program aims to produce well-trained researchers with theoretical knowledge, technical skills and real-world experience based on both academic research experiences and internships in the biotechnology industry.

Cell and Molecular Biology

Microscope with Cells The highly interactive program offers a wide range of study options dealing with contemporary biophysics, cancer, cell biology, chemical biology, immunology, insect biochemistry, microbiology, pharmacology and plant biology.

Ecohydrology

Echohydrology Integrating water, people, and the environment.

Molecular Microbiology and Immunology

Microscope Molecular microbiology and immunology (MMI) provides in-depth studies at the molecular and cellular levels on the bacterial, viral, fungal and protozoan pathogens of humans.

Natural Resources and Environmental Science

Natural Resources and Environment Advanced study of the ecology, management, and restoration of range, forest, and wildlife ecosystems.

Neuroscience

Brain Scan Image 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.

Rangeland Ecology and Management

The Rangeland Ecology & Management major is offered through the Departments of Natural Resources and Environmental Science (NRES) and Agriculture, Nutrition & Veterinary Science (ANVS).

Renewable Energy

The multidisciplinary Graduate Renewable Energy Certificate (GREC) is designed for professionals in the energy industry, including administrators, engineers, business entrepreneurs, and others impacted by new policies and practices related to renewable energy. It is also designed for people whose goal is to prepare for employment in an energy-related field. The online certificate in renewable energy covers renewable energy technologies, markets, business, and policy.

Veterinary Science

The University of Nevada, Reno offers a pre-professional program in Veterinary Medicine (Science) through the Department of Agriculture, Nutrition and Veterinary Science .