Undergraduate Degrees & Programs

Accounting

Sonja Pippin with students The Accounting program provides students with the theories and procedures necessary to prepare them for the many facets of the accounting profession, such as public, industrial, managerial, tax and government accounting.

Accounting and Information Systems

Undergraduate students may choose to combine Accounting and Information Systems classes to produce broad knowledge of both areas.

Agricultural Science

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

Anthropology

Anthropologist making discoveries Anthropology is the comparative and historical study of human origins and human societies and cultures.

Applied Music

Students must successfully audition before the music faculty for entrance into the Bachelor of Music degree program with a major in applied music.

Art

Gallery photo Art offers a diverse program of undergraduate and graduate instruction in both art history and studio art.

Art History

The Art Department in the College of Liberal Arts offers a history of art major and minor.

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 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.

Chemical Engineering

Chemical-powered car Chemical engineers apply the basic principles of chemistry, physics, biology, mathematics and related engineering disciplines to the production of goods and materials for society.

Chemistry

Chemistry Chemistry majors complete courses providing a solid background in the physical sciences and mathematics, together with a sequence of courses in general, organic, inorganic, analytical, and physical chemistry.

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Bridge Our nationally recognized degree programs in civil and environmental engineering give you a chance to work with top faculty in world-class research facilities.

Communication Studies

The academic program in communication studies at the University of Nevada, Reno, emphasizes training in oral communication skills and the cognitive principles and strategies that support them.

Community Health Sciences

The essence of public health is prevention and includes organized interdisciplinary efforts that concentrate on the physical, mental, social, and environmental health concerns of communities and populations.

Computer Science and Engineering

Computer Simulation Computer science concentrates on theory, design, and applications of digital computers and information-processing techniques.

Criminal Justice Degrees

A Criminal Justice degree can lead to a wide range of professional opportunities. Learn how you can get started.

Ecohydrology

Echohydrology Integrating water, people, and the environment.

Economics

The Economics program is designed to prepare students for positions as economic and statistical analysts in business, government and nonprofit organizations, and for the teaching profession.

Electrical Engineering

Antenna in anechoic chamber Electrical engineering students learn about sensors, circuits, energy systems and more. At the bachelor's degree level, students can pursue an emphasis in either biomedical engineering or renewable energy.

Engineering Physics

Large Hadron Collider Students in engineering physics take courses in math, science and electrical engineering, with a heavy emphasis on physics courses.

English

Frandsen Building The English department prepares students for a variety of professions that range from teaching to law, publication to management, public administration to technical writing.

Entrepreneurship

The entrepreneurship minor is open to all students at the University, purposefully designed without pre-requisites so any student can complement their major with entrepreneurial training.

Environmental Science

Environmental Science Addressing today's environmental issues.

Finance Degrees

Finance degrees prepare students for careers in financial management, banking, investments and insurance. Learn how to get started.

French

Students majoring in French gain advanced speaking, reading and writing skills in the language, as well as knowledge of French and francophone literature and film.

General Business

The General Business major expands on the strong business foundation developed in the pre-business and upper-division business coursework.

General Studies

The Bachelor of General Studies allows students to customize their degree to their interests or intended career.

Geography

Geography student in the snow The Department of Geography emphasizes the study of landscape change and human-environment interactions in arid and mountainous environments. Coursework emphasizes the integration of human and physical geography and encourages the use of geospatial technologies (GIS, remote sensing, and cartography).

Geological Engineering

Geological Engineers Geological Engineering is a interdisciplinary program that provides a comprehensive basis for understanding the Earth and its context in the solar system.

Geology

Rock formation and Lake Tahoe Geology is an interdisciplinary science that integrates a range of fields including geology, physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics with modern technologies in the study of Earth's processes, environments and history.

Geophysics

Geophysics Hot Spring The Geophysics program provides coursework that examines the physical traits of the Earth and explores its interactions with space. Aspects of geophysics includes the study of the Earth’s magnetic and gravitational fields, volcanism, the hydrological cycle, atmospheric studies and interactions with the Moon and other celestial bodies.

History

Manzanita Lake at sunset History majors learn how to think and write like historians. Learn more.

Human Development and Family Studies

Students walking This major prepares students to work with individuals of all ages and their families.

Hydrogeology

A sound foundation in physical, chemical, geological and quantitative sciences as a basis for understanding the hydrologic cycle and managing water resources.

Information Systems

The Information Systems major is designed for those students interested in business-oriented, computer technology-based information resource systems.

Integrated Elementary Teaching

This innovative program prepares you to be an elementary teacher in Nevada for grades K-8. In addition, you earn an additional license or endorsement that enables you to be effective and prepared for today’s diverse classrooms: (1) early childhood education, (2) special education, and/or (3) English as a second language.

International Affairs

The International Affairs Program is an interdisciplinary major for undergraduate students, as well as a venue for various community outreach projects.

International Business

The objective of the International Business major is to provide an interdisciplinary program of study which combines international studies and foreign language studies with a business degree.

Journalism

Programs at the Reynolds School of Journalism are designed to get students thinking about journalistic practices in the 21st Century.

Management

A student with a degree in Management will have the skills necessary to maintain responsibility for a company's inbound and outbound logistics, operations, marketing and sales, and service.

Marketing

This Marketing program helps give students strategic insight into one of the most vital components of modern business.

Materials Science and Engineering

Beaker and flask Materials science and engineering includes elements from a variety of engineering disciplines. Graduating students are at the forefront of developing and testing materials that can stand up to extreme environments or outperform existing materials. Students utilize state-of-the-art characterization tools such as chromatographs, electron microscopes, and spectrometers to study these materials.

Mathematics

PI on a chalkboard The department of Mathematics and Statistics offer several degree programs with well-rounded curriculum in both theory and application of mathematics and statistics. Our graduates are successful in pursuing careers in private industry, government, education and Ph.D. programs.

Mechanical Engineering

Student works on a UAS Mechanical engineering is one of the broadest engineering disciplines, and our graduates are versatile problem solvers. They learn to communicate effectively, design mechanical systems and find creative answers to real-world problems.

Metallurgical Engineering

Melting metals The technology involves converting natural mineral resources into useful products for society

Mining Engineering

Mining heavy equipment Mining Engineering trains students to perform the various functions typically exercised by mining engineers: plan, design, operate, and close mines.

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.

Music

Xylophone Music programs within the Department are dedicated to the professional training of students in music education, applied performance, and music history. The Department's dedication to student and faculty participation in ensemble performance reflects the belief that interactive rehearsals and live performances teach music students the technology and social dynamics of being a musician. It is in ensemble playing where musical ideas are animated individually, instrument by instrument, but shared as a collaborative experience with fellow musicians and with the listening audience.

Music Education

Jazz students in hallway Music Education programs not only enhance the student's personal skills as a musician, but also prepares the student for teaching others how to explore their own musical talents.

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.

Nursing Degrees

Curious about what nursing is and how you can become a nurse? Learn more about our programs.

Nutrition

A degree in nutrition/dietetics provides students with a strong science background, laboratory experiences and community and clinical opportunities related to human health and nutrition.

Philosophy

Student thinking Philosophy is the study of disciplined thinking-the ability to read and listen critically, to address problems systematically, and to express ideas articulately.

Physics

Crane removing telescope from MacLean house The study of all fundamental forces and processes from the subatomic to the "astronomic" size scales is the purview of physics.

Political Science

American flag Political science is the study of power and who wields it and to what end. Political science majors study how governments interact with individuals or other governments and examine the results of those interactions.

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).

Secondary Education

High school students The Secondary Education Program is committed to preparing teachers who are able to meet the challenges of today's classrooms.

Social Work Degrees

Social Work degrees can lead to a wide range of professional opportunities. Learn how to get started.

Sociology

Manzanita Lake Sociology is the study of humans in their social groupings.

Spanish

Spanish flag Spanish includes courses in Peninsular, Hispanic-American, and U.S. Latino culture and literature.

Speech Pathology

Speech Pathology Student and Patient Speech Pathology explores the basic human communication and swallowing processes of biological, neurological, acoustic, psychological, developmental, and linguistic and cultural bases.

Theatre

The Theatre major is considered to be part academic discipline, part technical craft, and part art.

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 .