Nevada is an amazing place to earn an undergraduate degree in Geology. Besides Nevada’s (and the region’s) amazing scenery and natural resources, UNLV’s Geoscience Department is one of the top Geoscience programs in the West.
We cooperate with numerous local, state, and federal agencies in Nevada, California, Colorado, Arizona, Utah, and New Mexico. We also work in several nations overseas. And Las Vegas is pretty cool too!
Within an hour of the campus you can hike, raft, kayak, backpack, camp, attend music festivals, eat amazing food, be in 3 different states, and 2 different deserts. We are 2 hours from Death Valley National Park, 4 hours from Grand Canyon National Park, 2 hours from Zion National Park, 3 hours from Bryce Canyon National Park, 30 minutes from Lake Mead National Recreation Area, 30 minutes from Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and 55 minutes from Valley of Fire State Park. We also have this little 3,632 m (11,918 ft)mountain next to town that has a ski area.