Feb 05, 2023  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 

General Information

Nevada System of Higher Education
Board of Regents

  • Mark W. Doubrava, M.D., Chair
  • Carol Del Carlo, Vice Chair
  • Joseph C. Arrascada
  • Patrick J. Boylan
  • Byron Brooks
  • Dr. Patrick R. Carter
  • Amy J. Carvalho
  • Jason Geddes, Ph.D.
  • Cathy McAdoo
  • Donald Sylvantee McMichael Sr.
  • John T. Moran
  • Laura E. Perkins
  • Lois Tarkanian, Ph.D.


University of Nevada, Las Vegas

  • Keith E. Whitfield, President
  • Chris L. Heavey, Executive Vice President and Provost
  • Vince Alberta, Chief Marketing Officer and Vice President of Brand Integration
  • Bo Bernhard, Associate Vice President of Economic Development
  • Robert Correales, Interim Vice President, University Compliance
  • Juanita Fain, Vice President for Student Affairs and Interim Chief Diversity Officer
  • Adam Garcia, Vice President, Public Safety Services
  • Erick Harper, Interim Director of Athletics
  • Kyle Kaalberg, Executive Director for Strategy and Strategic Initiatives
  • Marc J. Kahn, Vice President for Health Affairs
  • Rickey N. McCurry, Vice President for Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement
  • Sabra Smith Newby, Vice President for Government and Community Affairs 
  • Lori Olafson, Interim Vice President for Research and Economic Development
  • Elda Luna Sidhu, General Counsel
  • Ericka Smith, Vice President of Human Resources and Chief People Officer
  • Fred Tredup, Chief of Staff
  • Jean Vock, Senior Vice President Business Affairs/CFO
  • Victor Wei, Senior Advisor to the President - Strategy and Partnerships


Academic Administration

  • Ann McDonough, Dean, Academic Success Center
  • Gerry Sanders, Dean, Lee Business School
  • Lily T. Garcia, Dean, School of Dental Medicine
  • Danica G. Hays, Dean, College of Education
  • Rama Venkat, Dean, Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering
  • Nancy J. Uscher, Dean, College of Fine Arts 
  • Kate Hausbeck Korgan, Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Dean of the Graduate College
  • Andrew Hanson, Dean, Honors College
  • Stowe Shoemaker, Dean, William F. Harrah College of Hospitality
  • Ronald T. Brown, Dean, School of Integrated Health Sciences
  • Vacant, Dean, William S. Boyd School of Law
  • Jennifer Keene, Dean, College of Liberal Arts
  • Marc J. Kahn, Dean, School of Medicine
  • Angela Amar, Dean, School of Nursing
  • Shawn Gerstenberger, Dean, School of Public Health
  • Eric L. Chronister, Dean, College of Sciences
  • Maggie Farrell, Dean, University Libraries
  • Robert R. Ulmer, Dean, Greenspun College of 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 (registrar@unlv.edu) 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 2021-22 Undergraduate Catalog describes current academic programs of study, course descriptions, and degree requirements at the undergraduate level for the academic years 2021-22 at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The content of this catalog is current as of May 2021 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 identity, 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 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. The Title IX Coordinator can be reached through the online reporting form, 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. Additional information may be obtained from the Assistant Secretary of Education within the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights at ocr@ed.gov.