Jun 19, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 

General Information



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Board of Regents




  • Byron Brooks, Chair
  • Joseph C. Arrascada, Vice Chair
  • Patrick J. Boylan
  • Susan Brager
  • Heather Brown
  • Amy J. Carvalho
  • Michelee “Shelly” Crawford
  • Carol Del Carlo
  • Jeffrey Downs
  • Stephanie Goodman
  • Donald Sylvantee McMichael Sr.
  • Laura E. Perkins
  • Lois Tarkanian



Nevada Systems of Higher Education (NSHE)

  • Acting Chancellor, Dale Erquiaga
  • Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief of Staff, Crystal Abba
  • Chief Financial Officer, Andrew Clinger
  • Vice Chancellor and Chief General Counsel, James Martines
  • Acting Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs and Community Colleges, Patty Charlton



University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV or University Administration)

  • 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, Vice President of Economic Development
  • Constance Brooks, Interim Vice President of Government and Community Engagement
  • Tondra De, Chief of Staff to the Executive Vice President and Provost
  • Juanita Fain, Special Liaison to the President
  • Adam Garcia, Vice President, Public Safety Services, UNLV Director, University Police Services Southern Command
  • Erick Harper, Director of Athletics
  • David Hatchett, Interim Vice President for Research
  • Nicole L. Johnson, Special Assistant to the President
  • Kyle Kaalberg, Executive Director for Strategy and Strategic Initiatives
  • Marc J. Kahn, Vice President for Health Affairs    
  • Kate Hausbeck Korgan, Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
  • Rickey N. McCurry, Vice President of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement
  • Kivanc Oner, Vice President for Digital Transformation and Chief Information Officer
  • B. Keith Rogers, Interim Vice President for Student Affairs 
  • Elda Luna Sidhu, General Counsel
  • Ericka Smith, Vice President for Human Resources and Chief People Officer
  • Fred Tredup, Chief of Staff
  • Jean Vock, Senior Vice President Business Affairs/CFO
  • Seval Yildirim, Vice President for Diversity Initiatives & Chief Diversity Officer



Academic Administration

  • Ann McDonough, Dean, Academic Success Center
  • Gerry Sanders, Dean, Lee Business School
  • James Mah, Interim 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 
  • Alyssa Crittenden, Dean, 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
  • Leah Chan Grinvald, Dean, William S. Boyd School of Law
  • Jennifer Keene, Dean, College of Liberal Arts
  • Marc J. Kahn, Dean, Kirk Kerkorian 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



Confidentiality of Student Records


In accordance with institutional policy and the U.S. Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), the University vigorously protects the privacy of student education records.  FERPA affords eligible students (both current and former) certain rights with respect to their education records including the right to review, inspect, and challenge the accuracy of their records. 

FERPA also prohibits the institution from disclosing personally identifiable information (PII) from the student’s education records without prior written consent unless an exception to the general consent rule applies.  As permitted under federal law, the sole exception to the above practice is the release of “directory” information considered to be public in nature and not generally deemed to be an invasion of privacy.  

At the University, the following categories are defined as “directory” information: student name; last known mailing address; preferred telephone number; UNLV-issued student e-mail address; school or college; major field of study; participation in officially recognized activities and sports; weight and height measurements for members of athletic teams; dates of attendance; date of graduation; enrollment status (full-time or part-time); status as an undergraduate or graduate student; degrees, honors, and awards received, and listings of the most recent educational agency or institution attended.  A student has the right to request non-disclosure of directory information.  If a student does not restrict the release of this information, it is probable that the information will be released or disclosed during the student’s enrollment at the University.  The University uses directory information for non-commercial, educational purposes, such as to mail notices to students about changes in policies, services, or opportunities.  Directory information may also be provided for commercial purposes to businesses affiliated with the institution, honor societies, the alumni association and foundation, or other individuals for purposes that may be beneficial to students.  The University exercises discretion in responding to requests for directory information and may or may not provide such information when requested, depending on the intended purpose of the request.  The University does not sell or rent student information for a fee (See NSHE Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 1, Section 28, Subsection 3). 

It is important for a student to consider carefully the potential consequences of restricting the release of directory information.  If a student restricts release for non-commercial educational purposes, the University will be unable to place the student’s name in publications such as honors and graduation programs; to confirm graduation and dates of attendance to potential employers; to verify enrollment with organizations such as insurance companies; or to send notifications about specialized scholarships without the express written authorization of the student.  If, after due consideration, a student wishes to restrict the release of their directory information, the student must select the appropriate option online by logging on to the MyUNLV system.  This directive, upon receipt and processing, will apply permanently to the student’s education record moving forward until the student chooses to reverse it by submitting a written authorization.

Last, an eligible student has the right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education (Dept. of Education) concerning alleged failures by the University to comply with the requirements of FERPA.  You may file a complaint with either the Registrar’s Office (registrar@unlv.edu) or with the U.S. Department of Education Student Privacy Policy Office via email at FERPA.Complaints@ed.gov or physically mail it to 400 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington, DC 20202-8520.  Additional information regarding FERPA may be found at:

Office of the Registrar:  https://www.unlv.edu/registrar/ferpa
Dept. of Education:  https://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/index.html 



Legal Notice & Limitations


The University of Nevada, Las Vegas 2023-24 Undergraduate Catalog (Catalog) is a source for academic programs of study, course descriptions, degree requirements, and academic policies, rules, and regulations for students entering at the undergraduate level for the academic year 2023-24.  The Catalog is a general information publication only and is not intended nor does it contain all the policies, regulations, rules, and/or procedures that relate to students. 

It is the responsibility of each student to familiarize themselves with the information contained in the Catalog and comply with all policies, rules, regulations, and/or procedures relating to the University, their college and/or school, and/or their specific program.  A student’s failure to read the information is not an acceptable justification for non-compliance with any academic or administrative policy, rule, regulation, and/or procedure.  The University will not waive nor grant an exception to its policies, rules, regulations, and/or procedures based on a plea of ignorance or contention that the University, college or school, or program did not inform them of the policy, rule, regulation, and/or procedure.  If a student has a question about or needs clarification concerning such policy, rule, regulation, and/or procedure, it is the student’s responsibility to take action to reach out to the appropriate University office to clarify the policy, rule, regulation, and/or procedure. 

In preparing this Catalog, the University used the best information available at the time to provide pertinent and accurate information; however, all information is subject to change with or without prior notice.  Further, the University assumes no liability for any Catalog errors or omissions.  The content of this Catalog is current as of May 2023.  The Catalog is made available in an online, interactive format and as a printable PDF.  In the event that information in the online Catalog differs from that in the printable Catalog, the printable Catalog shall prevail as the governing document for the current academic year.

This Catalog does not create or constitute a contract, expressed or implied, between any applicant, student, or faculty member and the University.  Notwithstanding anything contained in this Catalog, the University expressly reserves the right to, for financial, curricular, programmatic, health or other reasons it deems necessary and appropriate in its sole discretion, to (1) revise catalog provisions and schedule of tuition and fees at any time in accordance with the actions of the president, the Nevada System of Higher Education, or any other governing body; (2) to eliminate, cancel, reduce in size, modify, or phase out any course, academic program, and/or requirements; (3) to limit enrollment in any specific program and/or course; (4) withdraw, cancel, reschedule or modify any course, program of study, degree, or any requirement or policy in connection with the foregoing; (5) change or reassign faculty teaching particular any course or program, (6) change times or locations of any course or program; (7) change academic calendars; and (8) revise or change any academic or other policy, schedule, course, requirement for a degree, and any other policy, rule, or regulation affecting students, including, but not limited to, rules controlling admission, to, instruction in, and graduation from, evaluation standards, whenever the same is considered to be in the best interests of the University.  The University reserves the right to interpret and apply its policies, rules, regulations, and/or procedures, and to deviate from these guidelines, as appropriate, in the particular circumstance consistent with the mission and goals of the University.





Inquiries about admission to the University 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 University’s website at www.unlv.edu/unlv-admissions.



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 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 benefit 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 is underrepresented in higher education in Nevada, who are first-generation college students, and/or those who have demonstrated financial need.



Equal Opportunity/Title IX Statement


NSHE and the University are committed to providing a place of work and learning free of discrimination, 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 the NSHE Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 8, Section 14.  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 the University’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.  The University’s grievance procedure is available in NSHE Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 8, Section 14.           

Additional information may be obtained from the Assistant Secretary of Education within the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights website at https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/index.html or by emailing them at OCR@ed.gov.