Feb 26, 2021  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 

General Information

Nevada System of Higher Education
Board of Regents

Kevin J. Page, Chairman
Jason Geddes, Ph.D., Vice Chairman
Dr. Patrick R. Carter
Carol Del Carlo
Amy J. Carvalho
Mark W. Doubrava, M.D.
Trevor Hayes
Sam Lieberman
Cathy McAdoo
Donald Sylvantee McMichael Sr.
John T. Moran
Laura E. Perkins
Rick Trachok


University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Marta Meana, President
Christopher L. Heavey, Interim Executive Vice President and Provost
Vince Alberta, Chief Marketing Officer and Vice President of Brand Integration
Robert Correales, Interim Vice President for Compliance
Mary S. Croughan, Vice President for Research and Economic Development
Juanita Fain, Vice President for Student Affairs
Barbee Oakes, Chief Diversity Officer
Nancy B. Rapoport, Special Counsel to the President
Desiree Reed-Francois, Director of Athletics
Victor Wei,  Interim Vice President for Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement, UNLV Foundation
Elda Luna Sidhu, General Counsel
Fred Tredup, Chief of Staff
Luis Valera, Vice President for Government Affairs 
Jean Vock, Vice President for Finance and Business/Chief Financial Officer


Academic Administration

Ann McDonough, Dean, Academic Success Center
Ronald Brown, Dean, Allied Health Sciences 
Brent Hathaway, Dean, Business
Bill Davenport, Interim Dean, Dental Medicine
Kim Metcalf, Dean, Education
Rama Venkat, Dean, Engineering
Nancy Uscher, Dean, Fine Arts 
Kate Korgan, Dean, Graduate College
Andrew Hansen, Acting Dean, Honors College
Stowe Shoemaker, Dean, Hospitality
Daniel Hamilton, Dean, Law
Jennifer Keene, Dean, Liberal Arts
Barbara Atkinson, Dean, Medicine
Angela Amar, Dean, Nursing
Shawn Gerstenberger, Dean, School of Public Health
Eric Chronister, Dean, Sciences
Maggie Farrell, Dean, University Libraries
Rob Ulmer, Dean, Urban Affairs


Rights and 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. Any person who feels the university has failed to comply with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act may file a complaint with the Registrar’s Office or with the U.S. Department of Education Family Policy Compliance Office via email at  FERPA.Complaints@ed.gov or physical mail at 400 Maryland Ave. SW Washington, DC 20202-8520.




Limitations: The 2019-20 Undergraduate Catalog describes current academic programs of study, course descriptions, and degree requirements at the undergraduate level for the academic years 2019-20 at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The content of this catalog is current as of May 2019 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, sexual orientation, gender identiy, 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 foster their academic and personal success as integral members of our campus community. The presence and achievement of students from historically underrepresented groups at UNLV not only benefits these students individually, but 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/or those who have demonstrated financial need.

Title IX Regulation Statement: UNLV does not discriminate in its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities, including admissions, on the basis of sex/gender pursuant to Title IX, or on the basis of any other legally protected category as is set forth in NSHE Handbook Title 4, Chapter 8, Section 13. Reports of discriminatory misconduct, questions regarding Title IX, and/or concerns about noncompliance with Title IX or any other anti-discrimination laws or policies should be directed to UNLV’s Title IX Coordinator Michelle Sposito. The Title IX Coordinator can be reached through the online reporting form at https://cm.maxient.com/reportingform.php?UnivofNevadaLasVegas&layout_id=18, by email at titleixcoordinator@unlv.edu, by phone at (702) 895-4055, by mail at 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Box 451062, Las Vegas, NV, 89154-1062, or in person at Frank and Estella Beam Hall (BEH), Room 555.