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Be a Rebel!

Message from the


WE ARE entrepreneurial and innovative, a place where you can learn, grow, and become something you’ve never imagined. Our location in Las Vegas offers a living laboratory where you can get hands-on experience in your future career while making a difference in a thriving community. With more than 200 areas of study, UNLV boasts innovative academic programs and research in fields such as gaming management, entertainment engineering and design, hospitality management, entrepreneurship, and much more. A truly unique university, there is no better time to be a Rebel.


Young, vibrant, and proud of our Rebel heritage, we are focused on working with our community and Las Vegas to create the work force of tomorrow, through our world-class educational programs. We also have a number of nationally ranked research programs and are committed to solving the complex problems of our region and dealing with issues of global relevance. Partnerships with nationally recognized entities like the Brookings Institution provide our students access to some of the most potent research and educational opportunities in the world. UNLV is as dynamic and exciting as Las Vegas, and our bold approach to providing a first-class education is part of the entrepreneurial, innovative, and unconventional spirit that defines UNLV as the “New American University.”

Neal Smatresk, President

With an average of 228 days of sunshine per year, students enjoy the great outdoors year-round at Red Rock Canyon, only a 30-minute drive from UNLV.

A Community of


Partnerships for a Better Tomorrow

UNLV’s faculty, staff, and students reach out and partner with the community in finding workable solutions to the challenges facing the Las Vegas metro area. Within driving distance of UNLV, outdoor recreation includes kayaking on Lake Mead, In May 2009, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) awarded UNLV more than $2.1 million

rock climbing at Red Rock Canyon, and skiing at Mount Charleston. With clubs and

to lead four new research projects that will advance nuclear technologies in support of the

organizations such as Outdoor Adventures, students leave campus on the weekends to

nation’s energy goals.

enjoy the surrounding areas.

In July 2009, the UNLV Center for Energy Research, in partnership with Pulte Homes and NV Energy, received $5.7 million in funding from the DOE to develop a community of Las Vegas homes that incorporate energy-efficient features and advanced utility metering to cut residential energy use by more than half.

Read more at Red Rock Canyon — 30 minutes Hoover Dam — 40 minutes Lake Mead — 40 minutes Mount Charleston — one hour Zion National Park — three hours

Grand Canyon National Park — five hours Los Angeles, Calif. — four hours Phoenix, Ariz. — five hours San Diego, Calif. — five hours Salt Lake City, Utah — six hours


Honors College

CHECK OUT UNLV’S HONORS COLLEGE In the Honors College, students engage in traditional core curricula taught by UNLV’s finest faculty — all while they are taking advantage of the campus’s cutting-edge and modern facilities. Honor students benefit from: • Participating in an innovative program of study that pairs intellectual challenge with creativity, complementing requirements for any major on campus. • Smaller class sizes, which allow more time for exploration and interactive discussion. • Personalized advising and priority registration. • A tightly knit community of dynamic and high-achieving students, faculty, and staff. Students are held to the highest academic standards and are some of the most accomplished graduates at UNLV. • Solid preparation for postgraduate study or professional school admission.

Join the honors community of scholars. Apply today at



“It is a privilege to have been part of the Honors College community since the beginning of my college career. The Honors College provided me with a rigorous academic curriculum, leading professors in their respective fields, and the best academic guidance and financial support. I am grateful to the Honors College for providing me with the best learning environment. As a result, I am prepared to continue my professional education in public policy.” Maria is currently attending the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University on a full scholarship.

Political Science, 2009

The William S. Boyd School of Law at UNLV was granted full accreditation by the American Bar Association in February 2003. The school is currently ranked as one of the top-100 law schools in the United States.

UNLV student Quynh Dam gains hands-on work experience while assisting her mentor, Diana Hewitt, director of Pit Clerk Operations at the Bellagio Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. Through the College of Hotel mentor program, students are able to explore different fields of study to find their passion within the hospitality industry.



William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration

The William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration offers one of the world’s best programs in the preparation of students for the global hospitality and leisure services professions. Strong classroom academics are combined with focused internship and mentoring opportunities to provide a solid, applied educational foundation. The college prepares students for a diverse and exciting business focus specific to careers in hotels/ lodging, restaurants, tourism, gaming, trade shows, conventions, meeting planning, recreation, food service, and the culinary arts. With its location in Las Vegas, the College of Hotel Administration offers students the “World’s Greatest Laboratory” of opportunities to acquire professional experience in the hospitality and leisure services field.

Undergraduate Majors

Beverage Management Culinary Arts Management Food Service Management Gaming Management Hospitality Management Hotel Administration Second Degree Lodging and Resort Management Meetings and Events Management Recreation Recreation Pro Golf Management

Food Network star Guy FIERI, UNLV alumnus, 1990



Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering

In today’s world, engineers are called upon to find real-world solutions to technical challenges to improve the standard of living and quality of life. The Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering produces graduates who are well prepared to take on this challenge. The undergraduate program affords each student the opportunity to participate in research in addition to the theory taught in the classrooms, a philosophy not shared by many undergraduate programs. Faculty and students conduct research in areas such as renewable energy, homeland security, nanotechnology, and structures. This experience prepares students to compete in regional and national competitions and the senior-year capstone project, which helps students enhance their resumes for graduate school or for their future careers. Undergraduate Majors Aerospace Studies/AFROTC Civil Engineering Computer Engineering Computer Science Construction Management


Entertainment Engineering and Design Electrical Engineering Informatics Mechanical Engineering Military Science/Army ROTC


“The Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering gave me the resources and support necessary to excel in my undergraduate career. It was small enough to give me a great amount of personal attention and big enough to provide me with exciting research opportunities. But more than anything, this college is a very close-knit family, and I feel lucky to have been a part of it.” Juan is currently attending Stanford University’s MD/Ph.D program in bioengineering.

College of Engineering student Christian Calvo interns as a production assistant at the Cirque du Soleil KÁ Theater in the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino.

Mechanical Engineering, 2008

Students in the College of Education are eligible to become substitute teachers in their last two years of study. This gives students the opportunity to make some extra money and gain hands-on experience, teaching in a classroom.



The Science and Art of Educational Practice

The College of Education is committed to creating an intellectual environment that promotes quality instruction, significant research, and professional service. Particular attention is KATHRYN


“Throughout my undergraduate program in the Department of Sports Education, I evolved from being just a student to being a student actively involved in research within the Physical Activity and Policy Research Program. I have worked on both local and national research projects and have been trained to use a variety of measurement tools. The professors are highly engaged, and because of them, I have been afforded outstanding opportunities to learn and grow.”

focused on preparing professionals for diverse educational settings and on contributing to educational and pedagogical knowledge through scholarly endeavors. Collaboration among students, faculty, other professionals, and community members is essential to the college in achieving its goals. Integral to the mission is a dedication to being a premier college of education that serves our dynamic and expanding community, the state, the region, and the nation. Undergraduate Majors

Sports Education Leadership, 2010

Early Childhood Education (Pre-K–2 or Non-licensure) Elementary Education Human Services Physical Education (K–12, K–8, 7–12, or Non-licensure)

Secondary Education Special Education Work Force Education (Postsecondary or Secondary)

Students in an entrepreneurship class create innovative projects to support eggs as they are dropped from the rooftop of a classroom on campus.



Theoretical Knowledge Meets Real-World Experience

The College of Business is home to more than 4,000 undergraduate students, making it one of the largest colleges at UNLV. Accredited by AACSB International — The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business — it is one of only 540 business schools worldwide with this type of accreditation standard, marking the highest standard of achievement for business schools. The college is also one of a select few schools in the world to achieve dual-accreditation — both for the college and in the specialized area of accounting. Undergraduate Majors Accounting Economics Entrepreneurship Finance Human Resource Management International Business

Management Management Information Systems Marketing Real Estate



“Through the College of Business, I have been afforded many opportunities to learn, contribute to the college, and most importantly, to develop professionally. During the summer of 2009, I worked as an internal-auditing intern at New York-New York Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, and as an extern at McGladery & Pullen, a Las Vegas public accounting firm. I was also selected by Deloitte to participate at the company’s National Leadership Conference in Scottsdale, Ariz. Additionally, as treasurer of the UNLV chapter of Beta Alpha Psi, I was one of several representatives at that organization’s national convention in New York City.”

Accounting, 2009


Rebels on the rise

UNLV is one of a few public universities in the country that offer full-time students free tickets to all home sporting events, including basketball, soccer, football, and much more. As a student, you will experience university athletics without breaking the bank. Rebel Pride Winning a national championship in 1998, the UNLV golf team has six alumni on the PGA tour, including Charley Hoffman, Chad Campbell, Chris Riley, Skip Kendall, Ryan Moore, and Adam Scott. The UNLV Runnin’ Rebels basketball team boasts the third-best winning percentage in Division I history, has been to four Final Fours, and won the national championship in 1990. In 2008, three UNLV students competed in the Beijing Olympics, two representing Canada and one representing Sweden. Visit to view schedules, purchase tickets, and learn more about UNLV athletics.

UNLV is a member of the NCAA Division I Mountain West Conference, one of the most progressive conferences in the nation.

Men’s Athletics

• Baseball • Basketball • Football • Golf • Soccer • Swimming and Diving • Tennis

Women’s Athletics • Basketball • Cross Country • Golf • Soccer • Softball • Swimming and Diving • Tennis • Track and Field • Volleyball



The College of Liberal Arts, the largest academic college at UNLV, offers a rich variety of majors and interdisciplinary programs in the liberal arts. With more than 140 faculty members and degrees offered in 19 disciplines, students develop an array of intellectual skills, a diverse understanding of how to change the world, and a broad base of varied knowledge. With these skills, students are prepared to start their careers or move on to postgraduate and doctoral study or professional school. Undergraduate Majors Afro-American Studies Anthropology English English as a Second Language French German History Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS) IDS — Asian Studies IDS — Cultural Studies IDS — Latin American Studies

IDS — Linguistic Studies IDS — Multidisciplinary Studies IDS — Social Science Studies Liberal Arts — Undecided Philosophy Political Science Psychology Romance Languages Spanish Sociology Women’s Studies



“The History faculty are prolific scholars and award-winning teachers who strive, through their research, classroom instruction, and mentorship of all students, from beginning freshmen to advanced doctoral students, to make the past relevant and meaningful to contemporary problems and debates. The department offers a wide range of courses, all of which are designed to promote historical knowledge and understanding, and to develop written and oral communication, research, and criticalthinking skills. With these skills, our graduating majors go on to law school; graduate school; government service; and careers in business, marketing, and teaching.”

Chair of the History Department

UNLV student Jennifer Hoosmand interns with Nevada state Sen. Steven Horsford. Through her internship, she is applying the political science theories she is learning in class to real-world problems facing the State of Nevada.

Students drawing with pastels on canvases outside of the Alta Ham Fine Arts Building on UNLV’s campus during an art class.



The College of Fine Arts at UNLV is one of the most rapidly growing and largest fine arts programs in the country. Located in the living laboratory that is Las Vegas, students in the program are trained in their practice by some of the best professionals in the field of entertainment. Faculty and alumni of the fine arts program have won national acclaim, receiving Emmy, Grammy, and Showtime awards, as well as the coveted MacArthur “genius” award. These faculty members challenge students to think “outside the box,” which helps better prepare them for the challenges of the 21st century. Undergraduate Majors

Architecture Art Art History Certificate in Gerontology Dance Entertainment Engineering and Design Film Interior Architecture and Design

Jazz Studies Landscape Architecture Music — Bachelor of Arts Music — Bachelor of Music Senior Adult Theater Theater Arts Urban and Regional Planning

UNLV’s Performing Arts Center and Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall are conveniently located on campus and host a variety of performances such as: • Public performances and exhibitions by the New York Philharmonic and American Ballet Theatre • Concerts presented by faculty and students • Lectures offered by distinguished artists/writers/critics • Exhibitions of student work in the art galleries

Brookings Mountain West is a partnership between UNLV and the prestigious Washington, D.C.-based Brookings Institution. Through this partnership, UNLV and the Brookings Institution are bringing high-quality, independent, and impactful research to the issues facing the dynamic and fast-growing Intermountain West region.



Greenspun College of Urban Affairs

The Greenspun College of Urban Affairs emphasizes improvement of the quality of urban life through preparing students for professional practice in each of its disciplines. Through an active collaboration among students, faculty, professionals, and community members, the college participates in a dynamic partnership of interdisciplinary learning, service, and



“The journalism program at UNLV created life-changing opportunities that I never thought I would experience as a young student. Because of an assignment from my advanced reporting class, and a professor who bent over backward to get me connected with the main news station in town, I was able to travel to Ghana to help an orphanage and document the whole experience. These amazing journalism professors brought out the best in me, and now I’m graduating college with an awesome resume.”

scholarship. With a brand-new facility, Greenspun Hall, the college is home to KUNV-FM 91.5 and UNLV-TV, among other facilities that offer students hands-on, real-world training in a variety of fields. Undergraduate Majors

Communication Studies Criminal Justice Environmental Studies — Bachelor of Arts Environmental Studies — Bachelor of Science

Journalism, 2010

Jessica’s photos from her trip to an orphanage in Ghana.

Journalism and Media Studies Public Administration Social Work

UNLV surpasses the national average in the placement of students into medical school. In 2008, nearly 90 percent of the students in UNLV’s preprofessional health program were accepted into medical or dental school. On a national level, only around 40 percent of students who apply are accepted into medical and dental school.



Research and Discovery in a Well-Balanced Learning Environment

The College of Sciences aspires to develop and nurture students and faculty who generate knowledge at the forefront of science. The discovery and understanding of the physical world, including biological systems, the investigation of alternative energy resources, and fundamental questions concerning the origin and evolution of earth and the universe, are key subject areas in the college’s curriculum. Through evolving partnerships within the college and across the campus, faculty and students work to understand physical and biological systems ranging from nanoscale structures and biological molecules to galaxies and stellar phenomena. This research helps increase knowledge and spur scientific discoveries for the benefit of the university, the citizens of Nevada, and society in general.

Undergraduate Majors Biochemistry Biology Biology — Biotechnology Biology — Cell and Molecular Biology — Comprehensive Biology — Ecology and Evolutionary Biology — Education Biology — Integrative Physiology Biology — Microbiology Biology — Preprofessional Biology — Urban Horticulture

Chemistry — Bachelor of Arts Chemistry — Bachelor of Science Chemistry — Education Computational Physics Earth Science Environmental Geology Geology Physics Physics — Applied Mathematics — Bachelor of Arts Mathematics — Bachelor of Science

Students from the UNLV School of Dental Medicine visit elementary schools to promote the importance of dental hygiene. Through efforts such as these, the Dental School is able to bring good oral health to members of the community.

Undergraduate Majors



The division is composed of the schools of Dental Medicine, Nursing, Public Health, and Allied Health. Guided by a mission that demands UNLV serve its community, the division is using research, education, training, and service to form unique public and private partnerships. These partnerships are helping provide quality health care to the underserved, educating future professionals, and exploring ways to improve the health and well-being of our citizens. Taken together, UNLV is helping build a foundation for a healthier and more vibrant Nevada.

School of Allied Health Sciences Athletic Training Clinical Laboratory Sciences (CLS) (medical technology) Comprehensive Medical Imaging Health Physics Kinesiological Science Nuclear Medicine Nutrition

School of Community Health Sciences Health Care Administration Health Education School of Nursing Nursing



More than just a bunch of books

The UNLV Libraries bring people and information together in innovative ways. The Libraries – Lied Library (main library) and three specialized on-campus branches, build collections and provide access to information, services, and various learning spaces to support teaching, learning, research, and creative endeavors. The Libraries foster information literacy, working with the UNLV community to think critically, create new knowledge, and be lifelong learners.

Rebellious Librarians

Our librarians are rebelling against traditional library practices. Check out some of the ways they are using technology to help you conduct research. Have a quick question? Text a librarian using your cell phone. This service can be used to get answers to simple questions of up to 160 characters. Ask research questions requiring lengthy or detailed responses by using one of the options listed on the Ask a Librarian page, including instant message, cell phone, e-mail, or in person. In-depth consultation services are also available. Find items using your cell phone. No need to write down the title, call number, and floor location of an item — now you can send the information directly to your cell phone by following the easy directions.


More than 500 public computer workstations and laptops available for checkout (Lied, Architecture Studies, and Curriculum Materials Libraries).

The LASR (Lied Automated Storage and Retrieval) unit in Lied Library uses three computercontrolled cranes to provide access to materials with the click of a button. No need to search through stacks of books; simply search for materials online to have them delivered to you in minutes.

Digital media distribution system provides viewing and listening capabilities for the media collection to various library locations.

Imagine the Unthinkable.

Be a Rebel.

Discover your passion and meet new people in UNLV’s 200 clubs and organizations.


Check out the different ways you can get involved by visiting • Academic/Preprofessional/Honorary • Spiritual/Faith-Based • Diversity and Multicultural • International

• Club Sports • Civic Engagement and Advocacy • Special Interest • Fraternities and Sororities


“The Student Organization of Latinos (SOL) has given me the opportunity to learn more about my campus, my community, my peers, and more importantly, myself. Being a first-generation university student, I did not know what to expect from college, but the Student Organization of Latinos helped me excel in academics and form lasting friendships, and it provided me with the foundation to succeed. I am very fortunate to be a part of this organization because I have been able to learn more about the uniqueness of my culture while embracing diversity at UNLV.”

Political Science, 2010

Office Hours Monday through Thursday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Stop by the Office of Admissions to meet with a counselor to learn more about how to apply to UNLV. Office hours are subject to change without notice. Visit to review current office hours. Location Student Services Complex, Buildings B and C The Office of Admissions is located on the UNLV campus at the intersection of Tropicana and Swenson Avenues next to the Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion. Parking Parking is available for a small fee in the Tropicana Avenue Parking Garage located on UNLV’s campus near the Cox Pavilion. Parking is free on the weekends.

Campus Tours Tours of campus are offered every day of the week. Visit to view the tour schedule and sign up. Mailing Address Office of Admissions 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Box 451021 Las Vegas, NV 89154-1021 Contact Phone: 702-774-UNLV (8658) Campus tours: 702-774-TOUR (8687) Fax: 702-774-8008 E-mail:

2010 Undergraduate Admissions Viewbook  

A brochure that introduces prospective undergraduate students to UNLV. It highlights the student experience including academics, life on cam...

2010 Undergraduate Admissions Viewbook  

A brochure that introduces prospective undergraduate students to UNLV. It highlights the student experience including academics, life on cam...