ACADEMIC COLLEGES & SCHOOLS


INNOVATIVE ACADEMICS

UNLV’s engineering student and faculty team won eighth place at the DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals (DRC) with their robot, Metal Rebel. The DRC was designed to challenge participating robotics teams and their robots to complete tasks relevant to disaster response. UNLV competed against such heavyweights as Carnegie Mellon, MIT, Virginia Tech, and Lockheed Martin.

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UNLV offers over 350 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, Nevada’s only Law and Dental Schools, and a Medical School. Many of UNLV’s unique and innovative programs are ranked among the best, enhancing its reputation as one of the fastest growing global research institutions in the nation.

Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering

In the Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering, we live by our mission: Educate, Inspire, Innovate. We are dedicated to creating hands-on learning experiences for all students; fostering an environment of innovation and research; engaging the community to solve societal problems; and inspiring the next generation of technology entrepreneurs. Our professors are experts in their fields and enjoy working closely with students at every level. We teach our students how to invent, design, build, test, and work together so they can become employees, employers, and entrepreneurs.



UNLV Solar Decathlon Team

UNLV’s Solar Decathlon team won second place overall in the global competition at the prestigious U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon. The interdisciplinary student team designed, built, and operated a sustainable solar-powered house that was cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive. The house is now on display at the Las Vegas Springs Preserve.

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College of Education

The College of Education provides leadership in the art and science of teaching and learning. We prepare students to become teachers, counselors, specialists, educational psychologists, professors, university administrators, and researchers for every level of education. Our faculty develops innovative and transformational research inspired by authentic educational situations, supports strong relationships with local schools, and works hard to benefit our community.

Honors College

A small, selective college within UNLV, the Honors College brings together high-achieving students from across the country and across majors for an interdisciplinary academic experience. Our students complete an exclusive set of honors core classes while also enjoying personalized advising, special research opportunities, priority registration, and access to our private facilities. The Honors College creates tight-knit learning communities of students who share a pursuit of excellence and aspire to the best graduate and professional schools, as well as to exciting careers.

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School of Allied Health Sciences

The School of Allied Health Sciences combines high-quality education with comprehensive clinical experiences and research. We discover, advance, and apply knowledge, and share a keen interest in human health. The available allied health care education programs are athletic training, diagnostic sciences, health physics, kinesiology, nutrition, and physical therapy. Whether you are considering working in a hospital, on a sports field, or in a laboratory, our programs will provide the skills and experiences you will need to succeed.

School of Community Health Sciences

Dedicated to improving the health and quality of life of people worldwide, students and faculty at the School of Community Health Sciences eliminate health disparities, prevent disease and injury, and improve the quality of health care facilities and programs. Our interdisciplinary field combines many practices including social and behavioral health, health care administration, environmental health, microbiology, epidemiology, and biostatistics. Through original research and hands-on work in laboratories, centers, and the community, we prepare our students to effect change in the global society as future leaders in the fields of public health and health care administration.

College of Sciences

In the College of Sciences, discovery and education go hand-in-hand. We provide innovative and engaging learning environments so students can go on to be researchers, private-industry employees, and health professionals. At UNLV, we are conducting exciting research in several areas, including biotechnology, nanotechnology, high-pressure science, renewable energy, nuclear materials, and seismic activity.

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School of Nursing

For over 50 years, the School of Nursing has been educating nurses, improving patient care, and helping Nevadans lead healthier lives. Our faculty and graduates continue to shape the health care profession through research, innovative education, and community partnerships. Each year, we prepare hundreds of students to become registered nurses and advanced practice nurses, and encourage an improved delivery of care for all.

School of Dental Medicine

The School of Dental Medicine provides world-class oral health education while serving the dental needs of Nevada residents. The hallmark of our school is service. We pride ourselves on our excellent patient-centered clinical care, patient education, and statewide community outreach programs.

School of Medicine

The School of Medicine will open its doors to its inaugural class in 2017. As part of a world-class academic medical center, the UNLV School of Medicine will be an innovative center for teaching future physicians how to work in health care teams, apply cutting-edge technology, and develop novel, yet classically-based treatment solutions for diseases of the present and future.

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Greenspun College of Urban Affairs

There is a need for safe, resilient communities, effective government and policy, civil discourse, ethical journalism, healthy families, and urban support structures for behavioral and/or mental health needs. Students in the Greenspun College of Urban Affairs desire to make a positive difference in their community. By learning through cutting-edge curriculum, engaging in community partnerships, and interacting with a high quality faculty, students have the opportunity to develop solutions for individuals, families, and urban communities.

College of Fine Arts

At UNLV, we have rich traditions in the fine and performing arts. After all, that’s what people expect in a city known as the “Entertainment Capital of the World”. At the College of Fine Arts, our students’ creativity can be seen all over the world. They are featured in galleries; at international festivals; on television and the big screen; and even on the stages of Carnegie Hall, the Hollywood Bowl, the Kennedy Center, Broadway, and the Las Vegas Strip.

College of Liberal Arts

The College of Liberal Arts, the largest academic college at UNLV, delivers on the ideal of a well-rounded education, offering a rich variety of majors in the humanities, social sciences, and interdisciplinary studies. We help our students develop an array of intellectual skills, a variety of methodologies for understanding the world, the tools to adapt to changing environments, and a broad base of knowledge.

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William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration

The William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration is consistently ranked as one of the top college hospitality programs in the country, and it’s not hard to see why. Our faculty members are internationally known experts, our programs mix the right amount of classroom and work experience, our students are well prepared to enter the job market, and our alumni are distinguishing themselves in their careers. With more than 150,000 hotel rooms, Las Vegas is the ideal living laboratory for the study of hospitality in all its facets.

Lee Business School

At the Lee Business School, we cultivate leaders who transform business in today’s dynamic marketplace through skill development and experiential learning. Students enjoy a wide array of resources and benefits, including nationally recognized faculty, a Career & Professional Development Office, and a strong alumni network. Through our teaching, research, and service, we advance the lives of our students and the communities we serve.

William S. Boyd School of Law

At the William S. Boyd School of Law, we are educating ethical and effective lawyers and leaders. From the very beginning, our students are exposed to real-world challenges, professional interactions, and public clinics. For our students, community service is an integral part of their education and experience. The Boyd School of Law offers more gaming courses to juris doctor students than any other law school in the country. In addition, UNLV was the first place in the nation to offer the Master of Laws degree in Gaming Law and Regulation.

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