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Colleges / University of Nevada, Reno

University of Nevada, Reno

Reno, NV 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate88%
Acceptance Rate88%

University of Nevada, Reno Academics

University of Nevada, Reno requires at least 120 credits to complete a bachelor's degree.

There is no accelarated degree program at University of Nevada, Reno, but students who wish to save money or graduate early can look into transferring in credits. University of Nevada, Reno accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, University of Nevada, Reno has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.

NOTE: Around 62% of students who start college at University of Nevada, Reno complete all the credits required within six years.

University of Nevada, Reno offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.

Academic Options Yes No
Accelerated Degree Program X
Transfer Credits Accepted
AP Credit Accepted
IB Credits Accepted
Summer Classes Available
New Student Orientation

Reminder: University of Nevada, Reno may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.

What Classes Do I Have To Take At University of Nevada, Reno?

University of Nevada, Reno has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.

Students are not required to fulfill a language requirement

Students are not required to take a computer class to graduate.

Course Required?
2nd Language No
Math true
Science true
Computer No

Reminder: Check with University of Nevada, Reno directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.

Majors at University of Nevada, Reno

When choosing a major, University of Nevada, Reno students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at University of Nevada, Reno.

Student Designed Majors

Students must choose one of the majors offered by the college. Self-designed majors are not allowed.

Senior Projects

University of Nevada, Reno does not require a senior project for all students.

Double Majoring at University of Nevada, Reno

University of Nevada, Reno offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.

NOTE: Declaring a double major may mean taking more courses, but it can provide an interesting mix of experience that helps students stand out when looking for a job or applying to a graduate program.

Frequently Asked Questions About University of Nevada, Reno

Does University of Nevada, Reno Have Services For Students With Disabilities?

✅ University of Nevada, Reno offers services for students with disabilities.

Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.

Does University of Nevada, Reno Offer Online Classes?

✅ University of Nevada, Reno has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.

Does University of Nevada, Reno Offer Credit for AP Classes?

✅ University of Nevada, Reno offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.

Does University of Nevada, Reno Have An Honors Program?

✅ University of Nevada, Reno offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, but does not offer a Freshman Honors College. Students must complete a senior project if they are in the Honors Program at University of Nevada, Reno.

Does University of Nevada, Reno Require Internships?

❌ Students at University of Nevada, Reno are not required to complete an internship as a graduation requirement.

Students can still look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job.

Additional Information About University of Nevada, Reno

University of Nevada, Reno Library

The main library on campus is the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center and there are 2 other libraries on campus.

Dual Degree Programs at University of Nevada, Reno

A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time. A 3-2 dual degree program is a five-year program wherein the first three years are spend taking undergraduate courses and the final two years are spent taking graduate courses. Upon completion of the 5 years, the student will be awarded two degrees, a bachelor's degree and a master's degree.

University of Nevada, Reno offers these dual degree programs:


What is ROTC?

The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.

Does University of Nevada, Reno have any ROTC programs?

Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every college. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.

University of Nevada, Reno has an Army ROTC program.

Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at University of Nevada, Reno include:

•an ARMY ROTC branch unit on campus

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