May 25, 2022  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog

College of Sciences

The natural and mathematical sciences represent the dual cutting edges of our technological future. UNLV’s College of Sciences is dedicated to making this future real, in the creation of new knowledge through research, and in the application of that knowledge in the classroom and in the development of technological advances to benefit society. These are the guiding principles that bring students, faculty, and staff together. Whether in a small discussion session, in a research laboratory or in the field, College of Sciences graduate students are in an environment in which learning, discovery, and innovation are the common goals. Many students choose a graduate institution based on the reputation of an individual faculty scholar or laboratory group. This is often an excellent approach to find the right match between a new graduate student and a mentor. Still, students who come to UNLV’s College of Sciences without a particular graduate project in mind can count on identifying potential major professors who are receptive to a wide array of interests and backgrounds. Through its active programs of research and teaching, the College of Sciences has established a remarkable foundation of state-of-the-art instrumentation and facilities, providing an ever-growing set of opportunities for students who desire the best from their graduate experiences. Students who graduate with a master’s or doctoral degree from the College of Sciences fulfill their professional goals, and are competitive for career positions in academia, industry, or in governmental or non-governmental organizations.

Eric L. Chronister, Dean

Andrew J. Andres, Executive Associate Dean 

Bing Zhang, Associate Dean for Research   


Chemistry and Biochemistry  


Mathematical Sciences  

Physics and Astronomy  

School of Life Sciences  

Water Resources Management    

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