College of Science

Science is a natural choice for students

Since the University of Nevada opened in 1874, science has played a leading role in the growth of the University. Upon its inception and through its various incarnations, the College of Science at the University of Nevada, Reno has had one basic task: to provide the quality of education and scientific leadership necessary to achieve the highest level of academic excellence. It is committed to our diverse and inclusive learning community, one that works to advance scientific research and knowledge locally, nationally and worldwide.

2017-2018 Discover Science Lecture Series

Join us for the 2017-2018 Discover Science Lecture Series that features leading scientists and researchers sharing their dynamic expertise in fields ranging from physics to space exploration.

Meet the 2017-2018 Discover Science Lecture Series Speakers

Scott Page

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Julie Robinson

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James Gates, Jr.

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Mick Hitchcock

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Learn about the College of Science

Student Resources

Students outside Davidson Building Questions about advising, competitions or scholarships?


Davidson Building- College of Science Discover the variety of departments in the College of Science.

Degree Programs

Chemistry Students in Lab Explore the College of Science Degree Programs

The Mackay School

The Mackay School of Earth Sciences & Engineering

The Mackay School of Earth Sciences & Engineering is one of the first comprehensive schools of mines in the world.

Research Programs

High Desert research New discoveries are made every day in the College of Science.

Accelerated Programs

Women in Science working together

The College offers accelerated programs that combine bachelor's degrees with degrees in medicine and dental medicine.

Contact Us

Contact College of Science (0424)

1664 N. Virginia Street

Reno, NV 89557

Phone (775) 784-4591

Fax (775) 784-4592

Davidson Math and Science Center, Room 411