Jul 25, 2024  
2008-2010 Undergraduate Catalog 

University Studies

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Degree Requirements

English Composition - Total Credits: 6

English Literature - Total Credits: 3

Constitutions - Total Credits: 4-6

Mathematics - Total Credits: 3

Distribution Requirement - Total Credits: 27-28


  • Life and Physical Sciences and Analytical Thinking

  • and two courses from life and physical sciences; one of which must be a lab.

  • Humanities and Fine Arts

  • Social Sciences

Multicultural and International

(see note below)

University College Core Requirements - Total Credits: 12

Courses must be taken in the following sequence:

UNS 201, 303, 494, 495. UNS 201 and UNS 303 can be completed in the same semester. The same applies to UNS 303 and UNS 494. No other combination of UNS courses is permitted.

University College Concentration Requirements - Total Credits: 36

Two areas of study must be selected with a minimum of 18 credit hours in each (12 of which must be upper-division classes).

Electives - Total Credits: 30-33

Total Credits: 124


  1. Students must complete two areas of study with a minimum of 18 credits in each. A minimum of 12 credits in each area of study must be selected from upper-division courses. At least half of the credit hours in each area of study (a minimum of nine credits) must be completed at UNLV.
  2. In order to successfully complete their degree, students must obtain a grade of C or better in each of the courses contained in their respective areas of study.
  3. 30 residency credits must be earned after declaring the UNS major. In order for credits to count towards the residency requirement, students declare the UNS major before or during a semester in which they complete classes. The UNS major must be posted on SIS/DARS and/or the transcript for the semester courses to count towards the major.
  4. Areas of study must be chosen in consultation with a University College advisor and approved by the Dean. All courses in areas of study must be taken prior to UNS 495. Students can take summer courses and still walk in the May graduation as long as they do not take any UNS courses or any courses to be used in the areas of study. University College limits students who wish to participate in the May graduation to nine summer credits.
  5. Students may choose electives over a wide range of areas. Students must pay close attention, however, to upper division courses that demand prerequisites.
  6. A student can use a maximum of four credits of private lessons toward an area of study. A student may apply up to a maximum of six activity credits combined (i.e. dance, PEX, music, etc.) as electives for graduation.
  7. No courses counted towards the General Education core can be applied to the University College areas of study, except for the multicultural or international requirement.
  8. A minimum of 39 upper-division hours are required for the completion of the degree . At least 18 hours of upper-division credit toward graduation must be completed at UNLV.
  9. Every student must complete a three-credit Capstone course during the senior year. The Capstone course requires the student to engage in a project that demonstrates the ability to integrate two areas of study in a meaningful way.
  10. Every student must complete a three-credit multicultural course and a three-credit international course. Courses satisfying other requirements may simultaneously satisfy the multicultural and international requirements except one course cannot satisfy both the multicultural and the international requirements.

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