Research and Creative Activity

The College of Liberal Arts is the University of Nevada, Reno's largest college with about 3,000 undergraduate majors and 600 graduate students, of whom about 225 are pursuing their doctoral degree. The college offers more than 20 majors and 17 master's programs in the humanities, social sciences and fine arts. Our eight doctoral programs, all in the humanities and social sciences, include anthropology, Basque studies, English, history, political science, psychology and social psychology. The eighth, Judicial Studies, serves sitting judges across the United States.

Each of these programs offers areas of emphasis that foster the University's land-grant mission through the liberal arts and the research opportunities for students.

Students laughing while studying

Bilinski Fellowship

The Russell J. & Dorothy S. Bilinski Fellowship Program supports graduate students who are working on projects that reflect the land-grant mission of the University as embodied in the liberal arts.

Senior Scholars

Each semester, the University and the Nevada Alumni Association honor an undergraduate student from each school or college who meets the exceptional Senior Scholar program standards.

Dean's List

The College of Liberal Arts acknowledges those high-achieving students in the fall and spring semesters.


The Montag seeks to publish accessibly written, high-quality work by undergraduate students that thoughtfully engages with the issues confronting humanity in the twenty-first century.

The Montag cover

For more information, visit the Montag webpage.

For more information about research opportunities at the University of Nevada, Reno, visit the Office of Undergraduate and Interdisciplinary Research.