May 25, 2022  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 

General Information

Nevada System of Higher Education
Board of Regents

Kevin J. Page, Chairman
Jason Geddes, Ph.D., Vice Chairman
Dr. Andrea Anderson
Dr. Patrick R. Carter
Cedric Crear
Carol Del Carlo
Mark W. Doubrava, M.D.
Trevor Hayes
Sam Lieberman
Cathy McAdoo
John T. Moran
Allison Stephens
Rick Trachok


University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Len Jessup, President
Diane Z. Chase, Executive Vice President and Provost
Jean Vock, Senior Vice President for Finance and Business
Juanita Fain, Vice President for Student Affairs
Mary S. Croughan, Vice President for Research and Economic Development                     
Desiree Reed-Francois, Director of Athletics
Nancy B. Rapoport, Special Counsel to the President
Scott Roberts, Vice President for Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement, Foundation
Elda Luna Sidhu, General Counsel
Fred Tredup, Chief of Staff
Luis Valera, Vice President for Government Affairs and Compliance                                     
Barbee Oakes, Chief Diversity Officer                                                                                             
Vince Alberta, Chief Marketing Officer & Vice President of Brand Integration



Academic Administration

Dean Ann McDonough, Academic Success Center
Dean Ron Brown, 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 Nancy Usher, Fine Arts
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 Carolyn Yucha, Nursing                     
Dean Eric Chronister, Sciences
Dean Maggie Farrell, 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 2017-18 Undergraduate Catalog describes current academic programs of study, course descriptions, and degree requirements at the undergraduate level for the academic years 2017-18 at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The content of this catalog is current as of April 2017 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

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.