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TABLE OF CONTENTS About Nevada State

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Academics 4

MEDIAN CLASS SIZE

Admissions 8 Scholarships 10 Financial Aid 14 Student Life 16 Housing 20 Campus Tour

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5,500+ STUDENTS


ABOUT NEVADA STATE Nevada State College will deliver on its promise to Nevada by becoming a model of teaching excellence, a pioneer in innovative student support, and an agent of economic growth and social justice. Be bold. Our welcoming campus, flanked by mountains and surrounded by natural beauty, is an ideal setting for you to grow with us! Our campus master plan provides the framework for ongoing expansion so the community will continue to enjoy and effectively use our thoughtful, lowimpact spaces for years to come. The master plan addresses the campus site, anticipated programs, projected facility needs, and the supporting infrastructure that will be needed to take the campus from its current enrollment to a projected long term enrollment of approximately 25,000 students.

Be great. We provide our students with a comprehensive education and cultivate forward thinkers who are ready for the future. As a Nevada State College graduate, you’ll be equipped to build a career, not just get a job. Be State. There is much more to Nevada State College than classes, labs, and study groups! Beyond the classroom thrives an amazing space to develop life and leadership skills, making your college years even more rewarding. You’ll experience renowned guest speakers, take part in special events, enjoy themed weeks and cultural festivals, and benefit from so many opportunities to learn about the world around you.

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MAJORS & MINORS TO CHOOSE FROM

35+

BACCALAUREATE DEGREES

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ACADEMICS UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS Biology

BS or Minor

Concentration options in Cell and Molecular Biology, Ecology and Evolution, or Physiology

Business Administration BS or Minor

ADDITIONAL MINORS

English

BA or Minor

Environmental and Resource Science BS or Minor

History

Communication

BA or Minor

Concentration option in Public Relations and Media Studies

Human Health Sciences BS

BA or Minor

Criminal Justice BA or Minor

Deaf Studies BA or Minor

Early Childhood BirthGrade 2/Early Childhood Developmentally Delayed Beginning Fall 2021

Elementary Education BA

Concentration options in Special Education, Bilingual Education and General Elementary Education

Concentration option in Pre-Law

Interdisciplinary Data Science BA or BS

Beginning Fall 2021

Interdisciplinary Studies BA or BS

Public Administration In Law Enforcement BA or Minor

Mathematics BS or Minor

Nursing

American Sign Language Interpreting

Leadership

BA, BS or Minor

Art

Secondary Education

Bilingual Education

Professional Writing

Concentration options in Biology, English, History, Mathematics, and Physical Sciences

Chemistry

Spanish

Counseling

Spanish Heritage

BS

Psychology

BA or BS

Speech Pathology BA

Visual Media BA or Minor

Concentration options in Animation, Digital Cinema, and Photography

Learn more at nsc.edu/ academics/degreesand-programs

Creative Writing Education/ Instruction Education Technology

Photography Pre-Law

Promotion

Social Justice Sociology Writing Studies

Gender and Sexuality

MASTER’S PROGRAM Speech Pathology M. Ed Please see page 6 for info on the new Glenn & Ande Christenson School of Education Building

“From the moment I stepped on campus, I knew NSC was that right fit for me. The small classes with professors that know your name and understand how to best support their students made a huge difference in the kind of educator I have become. I loved my experience at NSC, and I will always be grateful for my time there!” 4

- Jamie Wallace | Elementary Education, Class of 2020


NSHE PARTNERSHIP BACHELOR’S PROGRAMS* College of Southern Nevada Allied Health Sciences BAS

“I have been able to have a successful long-term career with the state thanks to my degree in Environmental and Resource Science. The personal attention the professors give for each class is above and beyond. I am very thankful for the opportunities I received because I went to Nevada State.” - Abbey Czarnecki Environmental and Resource Science, Class of 2018

Engineering Technology BAS

Management BAS

Visual Media BA

Truckee Meadows Community College Elementary Education BA

Secondary Education BA

3+1 Graphic Design BA

Western Nevada College Elementary Education BA

*These degrees require completion of a specific degree at our partner school prior to admission to Nevada State

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“The field of education gave me the opportunity to inspire our youth to pursue their dreams. In the classroom I can make a positive impact in students’ lives at an early stage which increases their chances of success in the future. I love my major because I can change lives! NSC gave me the tools and the education to become ‘The New Educator of the Year 2019-2020’ in CCSD!”

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- Alejandra Linares | Elementary Education with a concentration in Special Education, Class of 2019


SCHOOL OF EDUCATION The Glenn and Ande Christenson School of Education Building will change the face of education in Southern Nevada by helping prepare more teachers to serve in Nevada K–12 schools. The 65,000-square-foot building will include classrooms, offices, and study space, as well as a Speech Pathology Lab and an Early Childhood Education Center—both of which will provide Nevada State students with immersive learning opportunities and provide needed services to the community. The Early Childhood Education program will be Nevada’s first and only “dual licensure” early childhood education preparation program. graduates will be eligible to receive the early childhood education birth-grade two license and the early childhood developmentally delayed license. The building will be ready for classes starting in fall 2021. Learn more at nsc.edu/academics/school-ofeducation

“Come and discover why NSC is the 2nd fastest growing college in the United States and now one of the most diverse campuses. Go Scorpions!” - Dennis Potthoff Dean, School of Education Nevada State College

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ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS FIRST YEAR STUDENTS Cumulative, unweighted 2.5 GPA ACT/SAT test scores are required but will not affect your admissions decision ACT Code: 2486 SAT Code: 4572 Important Dates: Fall 2021 Application Opens: August 24, 2020 Priority Deadline for Scorpion Scholarships: December 18, 2020 First-Year Students must apply by: July 1, 2021 TRANSFER STUDENTS 12 transferable credits with a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA* Important Dates: Application Deadline for Spring 2021: January 1, 2021 Application Deadline for Summer 2021: April 15, 2021 Application Deadline for Fall 2021: August 1, 2021 *Check our website nsc.edu/apply for the most updated information

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Nevada State College

58% FIRST-GENERATION STUDENTS


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24 Million

IN FINANCIAL AID AND SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED BY NSC IN 2019

SCORPION ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS *Transfer students are eligible

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Presidential* 3.75 and above $4,000 per year (Up to 8 semesters)

Mount Scorpion Achievement*

72%

3.50 - 3.74 $2,500 per year (Up to 8 semesters)

Black & Gold 3.25 - 3.49 $1,000 per year (Up to 8 semesters)


SCORPION ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FIRST YEAR STUDENTS

TRANSFER STUDENTS

First year students who apply for admission by the priority application deadline will receive maximum scholarship consideration. Scholarship recipients will be notified by email in early spring. You will still be able to submit applications after this time, but precedence for scholarship awards will be given to applications received by the priority deadline.

Transfer students who apply for admission by April 15, 2021 and meet the requirements below will be considered eligible to receive a two year/four semester Scorpion Academic Scholarship.

Important dates for scholarship consideration: Priority Application Deadline: December 18, 2020 Submit official transcripts for 7th semester:* February 1, 2021 *Only being used for scholarship purposes

Our scholarships are awarded based on merit or financial need to help you BE EDUCATED to succeed in the world. To review all NSC Scholarships visit nsc.edu/admissions/scholarships

Graduate with AA, AS, or AB from a NSHE community college the semester immediately preceding attendance at Nevada State. Maintain a full time schedule of 12 or more credits each qualifying fall and spring semester. SCORPION ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS Presidential 3.75 and above | $4,000 per year ($8,000 total) Mount Scorpion Achievement 3.50 - 3.74 | $2,500 per year ($5,000 total) Black & Gold 3.25 - 3.49 | $1,000 per year ($2,000 total) Important dates for scholarship consideration: Fall 2021 Application Deadline: April 15, 2021 Spring 2022 Application Deadline: October 15, 2021 For additional transfer information please visit us at nsc.edu/admissions/transfer-student or contact our Transfer Specialist by email at transfer@nsc.edu

OTHER NEVADA STATE SCHOLARSHIPS

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KENNY C. GUINN MEMORIAL MILLENNIUM SCHOLARSHIP The Kenny C. Guinn Memorial Millennium Scholarship may be awarded to four students in the state of Nevada each year to bestow additional scholarships to students majoring in elementary or secondary education with an intent of teaching in Nevada and who meet additional criteria. Learn more at nsc.edu/admissions/scholarships

Learn more at nsc.edu/admissions/scholarships

Get in Contact:

MILLENNIUM SCHOLARSHIP

The Office of Financial Aid

Eligible Millennium Scholars must be enrolled full-time (12 or more financial aid-eligible credits) to receive the $60 per credit award and may be funded for up to 15 credits per semester. (Remedial courses are not eligible for funding, but will count toward the full-time enrollment requirement.)

702-992-2150 | finaid@nsc.edu LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP Priority scholarship deadline: December 18, 2020 Nevada State College will award a one-time $1,000 scholarship to new freshman students in their first semester of enrollment who served as an officer in their high school student government. Learn more at nsc.edu/admissions/scholarships

MATCHING SCHOLARSHIP

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This scholarship is available to new and continuing students. Nevada State College will provide a match of up to $500 per semester total to students who receive scholarships from an outside agency (excludes any scholarships awarded by Nevada State College, NSHE or the State of Nevada).

For information on the Governor Guinn Millennium Scholarship, please visit the Office of the State Treasurer at nevadatreasurer.gov/GGMS/GGMS_Info


SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY FOR DACA AND DREAMER STUDENTS

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STUDENT TO FACULTY RATIO

Nevada State College is a proud partner of TheDream.US, a national scholarship fund for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Undocumented, and Temporary Protective Status eligible DREAMers. The scholarship is open to: • High school or GED program students who have graduated or will graduate by the end of the academic year • Community college students who have graduated or will graduate by the end of the academic year Applications are open between November through March. For GPA requirements and to find out if you qualify visit: thedream.us/scholarships/nationalscholarship

Get in Contact: The Office of Community Engagement and Diversity Initiatives 702-992-2390 | cedi@nsc.edu For more scholarships visit nsc.edu/cedi/ scholarships

BUILDING THE AMERICAN DREAM ONE GRADUATE AT A TIME

“I really like how small the campus feels here, especially when it comes to classes. I feel like I know the names and get to know other classmates. In addition, I find a lot my professors have more of a space to support me rather than if it was a 100+ student lecture hall.” - José-Angel Corral Rodríguez Visual Media, Class of 2020 Nevada State College

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FINANCIAL AID The Office of Financial Aid helps students and families achieve their goal of attaining a degree from Nevada State College. HOW TO PAY FOR COLLEGE Just because college is an investment, doesn’t mean it can’t BE AFFORDABLE. We take great pride in providing our students with a high-quality education without breaking the bank. More than 68 percent of our students receive financial aid, including scholarships, grants, waivers, and loans. Financial aid can BE THE BRIDGE between your available monetary resources and achieving your academic goals. HOW TO APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIPS The NSC Foundation Scholarship Application is open each year between December 15 and April 15. HOW TO APPLY FOR GRANTS AND STUDENT LOANS The most important step in receiving financial aid is to complete either the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or NSC’s Non-Federal Aid Application for students who are not eligible to apply for Federal Student Aid. Students and parents can complete the FAFSA through the fafsa.ed.gov website. For more information visit nsc.edu/financial-aid

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STUDENT LIFE CLUBS & STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS Anatomy and Physiology Honor Society Black Student Organization

“Scorpion’s Calling is the premier social event for the Nevada State community and takes place each year during the Fall semester Spirit Week. This family friendly event is aimed at creating social connections to peers as well as to the campus community as a whole. NSSA annually hosts this event and it is themed differently from year to year but always includes food, music, and other entertainment.” - Phil LaMotte Director of Student Life

Blue Sage Writers Club Criminal Justice Club Deaf Studies Club Dreamer’s Club Future Educators Society InterVarsity Christian Fellowship Kappa Delta Pi Latino Student Union Nevada State Sting Studio Nevada State Table Tennis Club NSC Pre-Law Society Scorpion Vets Sociology Club Student Nurses Association Visual Media Club Zeta Phi Beta Sorority View the full list of clubs & orgs at https://beengaged.nsc.edu

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30+ CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS


NEVADA STATE STUDENT ALLIANCE (NSSA) You can make a difference in the life of the whole campus by embracing your membership in the Nevada State Student Alliance (NSSA). As the official student government of our campus, NSSA is an alliance of students who advocate for the good of the college, and all enrolled students are automatically a part of the organization. Whether you are just beginning, in the middle, or nearing completion of your studies, you’re in great company among students with a variety of educational and occupational interests. If you want to see what NSSA is all about, or if there is an issue you are following, please attend a meeting! https://beengaged.nsc.edu @NSCNSSA

@nevadastatestudentalliance

“Nevada State is a family—whether it is a club and organization you join or a classroom. I’ve been a part of NSSA for about 4 years and President for 2. I honestly couldn’t imagine going anywhere else. I love being a Scorpion!” - Nicola Opfer NSSA President, 2018-2020, NSA Chair Nevada State College

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CAMPUS RECREATION If you have a passion or curiosity for sports, campus recreation provides students opportunities to play on and off campus. NSC partners with The City of Henderson to allow students the opportunity to play intramural sports year-round. The following are available:

• Flag Football

(sign-ups during Orientation)

• Soccer • Softball • Basketball

• 3 on 3 basketball

(campus programming)

• Volleyball

(campus programming)

50+ STUDENT ACTIVITIES & CULTURAL EVENTS EVERY YEAR

• Table Tennis

(campus programming)

• E-Sports Lounge Event

• Smash Bros

• Nintendo Switch

• PS4

Find out more about campus recreation events at https://beengaged.nsc.edu @nsccampusrec

FITNESS CENTER The newly enhanced Fitness Center is a free gym for students, faculty and staff. The gym includes cardio machines, dumbbells, a squat rack, yoga mats and much more.

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ALUMNI NETWORK COUNCIL Following graduation from NSC, you will become a member of the Alumni Network Council. The Alumni Network Council is a free organization that allows alumni to remain connected to NSC, network with other graduates and provides them the opportunity to give back to current NSC students through a mentorship program.

5,300+ ALUMNI

For more information about the NS Alumni Network please visit nsc.edu/alumni

Get in Contact: 702-992-2357 | Alumni@nsc.edu @NSC_Alumni

@NSCAlumni

2020-2022 NEVADA STATE COLLEGE ALUMNI NETWORK COUNCIL Adam (AJ) Wagner ’17

John Nicpon ’08

Cristina Kirit ’12

Julien (DJ) Green ’18

Danette Barber ’16

Laura Hutton ’17

Halimah Wooten ’16

Pamela Ball ’18

Heather Hudson ’17

Tymeeka Davis ’09

“My experience with the teaching education program is one I will always cherish. I am fortunate to have built my professional experience as an educator through Nevada State’s enriching curriculum, its meaningful assignments, and the caring professors I still keep in touch with to this day—namely, Dr. Navarrete and Dr. Carter. The flexibility of the program allowed me to maintain employment with Clark County School District throughout my undergraduate endeavors and provided the practicality I needed during the day and the professional development I wanted in the evening.” - Tobias Torres Theatre Department Director, Coronado High School Nevada State College

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57

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OF STUDENTS COME FROM CULTURALLY DIVERSE BACKGROUNDS

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HOUSING Welcome to The Village Nevada State College Student Housing “your new home away from home.� Nevada State College Housing is how you want to live! Walk-to-class convenience, stay-fit amenities, tools that help you make the grade and community events that keep you connected. Get the lifestyle you want with our fully furnished apartments featuring private bedroom and bathroom floor plans, fitness center and study rooms! In addition, our professional, on-site residence life and maintenance staff is dedicated to serving your needs and helping you enjoy your college experience at NSC. Get in Contact: 702-992-2290 nschousing@studenthousing.com To learn more about housing and apply, please visit us at NSChousing.com

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CAMPUS TOUR Be seen here! Get up-close and personal with Nevada State College and all we offer our students and community during your lively visit. Due to the health concerns of COVID-19, our campus tours and group tours are suspended until further notice. Please visit the website for updated information regarding campus and group tours.

nsc.edu/campus-tours Get in Contact: 702-992-2170 recruitment@nsc.edu 702-992-2130 admissions@nsc.edu

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CAMPUS RESOURCES & TECHNOLOGY MARYDEAN MARTIN LIBRARY

TECH LENDING

Nevada State is proud to offer one of the best college libraries in the nation. The Marydean Martin Library is a recipient of the prestigious Excellence in Academic Libraries Award, the highest honor awarded by the Association of College and Research Libraries. The library has received acclaim for its digital transformation and student-focused initiatives including textbook affordability.

Students can borrow technology for free from the Library Service Desk using their NSHE ID card. This includes:

As the first digital library in the state of Nevada, the Marydean Martin Library provides convenient, 24/7 access to an extensive collection of ebooks and databases. The library also provides over two million print books through rapid delivery from partner academic libraries in Southern Nevada.

• Headphones

The library’s beautiful and inviting space is located on the second floor of the Rogers Student Center. Friendly staff are available to answer questions and connect you with library and campus resources. Desktop computers and printers are available in the main library and in the library computer lab located across the hall. Get in Contact: 702-992-2800 | library@nsc.edu For more information please visit library.nsc.edu

• Windows Laptops & Chromebooks • Portable Phone Chargers & Cables

STUDY AREAS The Library offers a variety of study spaces. Students can reserve a room for group study or use the comfortable seating options and computer stations. A quiet study room and computer lab offer a peaceful place to be productive. TEXTBOOK LENDING The library helps students save money on textbook costs by partnering with faculty to provide free course materials. Library-led textbook affordability initiatives have saved students nearly $600,000 since 2017. Nevada State College

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ACADEMIC ADVISING CENTER

CAREER SERVICES CENTER

Academic advisors empower students to take ownership of their degree while working together to create a realistic pathway to graduation.

The Career Services Center provides assistance to currently enrolled students and alumni with the career exploration and planning process.

Get in Contact:

Get in Contact:

702-992-2160 | aac@nsc.edu

702-992-2611 | career@nsc.edu

nsc.edu/academics/academic-advising

nsc.edu/current-students/career-services

ACADEMIC SUCCESS CENTER

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND DIVERSITY INITIATIVES

Tutoring as a unique and individualized learning experience that can bolster academic pursuits while fostering personal growth in students. Get in Contact: 702-992-2990 | asc@nsc.edu nsc.edu/academics/academic-success-center

Supporting a culture in which all students, faculty, and staff can thrive and succeed at Nevada State College. Through collaborations with both campus and community partners, we empower all to be change agents in a diverse global society. Get in Contact: nsc.edu/cedi

CARE TEAM To maintain a safe and secure learning environment at Nevada State College by addressing the physical and psychological issues that impact students, faculty and staff in the pursuit of the educational process. Get in Contact: 702-992-2514 | laura.hinojosa@nsc.edu nsc.edu/current-students/care-team

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COUNSELING SERVICES Free, short-term mental health counseling sessions to Nevada State students looking to boost their personal balance and fulfillment. Get in Contact: 702-754-0807 nsc.edu/current-students/counseling-services


DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTER

SANKOFA

The DRC ensures that all students with disabilities are afforded the opportunity to access the same educational opportunities, receive the same information, engage in the same interactions, and be empowered to enjoy the same college experience as students without disabilities.

A two-week pilot program designed to support college readiness and access for students of African descent who are incoming college freshmen and high school juniors and seniors. Mentorship is a key ingredient to this program, thus all participants will receive a year of follow-up mentorship from NSC student mentors, assigned faculty mentors and the Sankofa Program Director.

Get in Contact: 702-992-2180 | drc@nsc.edu nsc.edu/academics/disability-resource-center

Get in Contact: 702-992-2520 | shartriya.collier@nsc.edu

FOOD PANTRY

WRITING CENTER

Non-perishable food items and hygiene products donated by faculty, staff and students. Open door policy.

Trained writing specialists engage with students, provide feedback, proofreading, and offer guidance on specific assignment needs.

Get in Contact:

Get in Contact:

702-992-2514 | laura.hinojosa@nsc.edu nsc.edu/current-students/care-team

702-992-2750 | writingcenter@nsc.edu nsc.edu/academics/writing-center

NEPANTLA This social justice driven program provides students access to academic resources, community building, and professional success through self-discovery. Get in Contact: 702-992-2680 | nepantla@nsc.edu nsc.edu/current-students/nepantla

NSC TRANSIT PASS Save on transportation to shopping locations, entertainment venues, and offcampus restaurants. Purchase passes at NSC bookstore & RTC Administration Building: Semester: Monthly: $104 $32.50

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