Feb 27, 2024  
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 

General Information

 Nevada System of Higher Education
Board of Regents

Rick Trachok, Chairman
Michael B. Wixom, Vice Chairman
Dr. Andrea Anderson
Cedric Crear
Robert Davidson
Mark W. Doubrava, M.D.
Jason Geddes, Ph.D.
Trevor Hayes
James Dean Leavitt
Sam Lieberman
Kevin C. Melcher
Kevin J. Page
Allison Stephens


University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Len Jessup, President
Diane Z. Chase,  Executive Vice President and Provost
Gerry Bomotti, Senior Vice President for Finance and Business
William Boldt, Vice President for Advancement
Juanita Fain, Vice President for Student Affairs
Carolyn Yucha, Acting Vice President for Research and Economic Development
Tina Kunzer-Murphy, Director of Athletics
Nancy Rapoport, Special Counsel to the President
Elda Luna Sidhu, General Counsel
Fred Tredup, Chief of Staff
Luis Valera, Vice President for Diversity Initiatives and Government Relations
Vince Alberta, Chief Marketing Officer and President of Brand Integration


Academic Administration

Dean Ann McDonough, Academic Success Center
Dean Carolyn Yucha, Allied Health Sciences and Nursing
Dean Brent Hathaway, Business
Dean Shawn Gerstenberger, Community Health Sciences
Dean Karen West, Dental Medicine
Dean Kim Metcalf, Education
Dean Rama Venkat, Engineering
Dean Helga Watkins, Fine Arts (Interim)
Dean Kate Korgan, Graduate College
Dean Marta Meana, Honors College
Dean Stowe Shoemaker, Hotel Administration
Dean Dan Hamilton, Law
Dean Chris Heavy, Liberal Arts
Dean Barbara Atkinson, Medicine
Dean Tim Porter, Sciences
Dean Patricia Iannuzzi, University Libraries
Dean Rob Ulmer, Urban Affairs


Rights of Privacy act of 1974: The federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 affords persons who are currently, or who were formerly, in attendance at the university as registered students a right of access to their “educational records,” which contain information directly related to such persons and the right to challenge the accuracy of their records. The act also restricts the persons to whom the university may disclose a student’s educational records without the student’s written permission. The university’s policy is to comply fully with all provisions of the act, and a detailed statement concerning the rights afforded current and former student is available, at no cost, in Student Enrollment Servicer. Any person who feels the university has failed to comply with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act may file a complaint with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act Office, Department of Education, 300 Independence Avenue S.W., Washington, DC 20201.


Limitations: The 2016-17 Undergraduate Catalog describes current academic programs of study, course descriptions, and degree requirements at the undergraduate level for the academic years 2016-17 at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The content of this catalog is current as of April 2016 but is subject to modification at any time to accommodate changes in university resources or educational plans.
This catalog does not constitute a contractual commitment that the university will offer all the courses or programs described, and the university reserves the right to revise catalog provisions and fees at any time in accordance with the actions of the president, the Nevada System of Higher Education, or any other governing body. The university reserves the right to eliminate, cancel, reduce in size, or phase out courses, academic programs, and/or requirements for financial, curricular, or programming reasons; to limit enrollments in specific programs and courses; to change fees during the student’s period of study; and to require a student to withdraw from the institution for cause at any time.


Admissions: Inquiries about admission to UNLV should be addressed to the Office of Admissions, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Box 451021, Las Vegas, NV 89154-1021, or visit the UNLV Web site at www.unlv.edu

Diversity at UNLV: The University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), along with other research-intensive public universities in the United States, recognizes that a student body that is diverse with respect to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic class background, and geography among other dimensions of cultural difference, benefits and enriches the educational experiences of all students, Faculty and staff. Accordingly, UNLV strives to recruit students who will further enrich this diversity and to support their academic and personal success while they are a part of our campus community. The presence and achievement of racial and ethnic minority students at UNLV not only benefits these students individually, but it also enhances the educational and interpersonal experiences of everyone in our campus community. UNLV actively encourages applicants whose racial and ethnic background are underrepresented in higher education in Nevada, who are first-generation college students, and who have demonstrated financial need.