Welcome to the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources (CABNR)!
Our goal is to help students identify an appropriate major and realize their educational
objectives. While the University of Nevada, Reno is a sometimes considered a large
institution, CABNR prides ourselves on the small college "feel" that we facilitate
by making students our number one priority.
We believe that the process of education and advising begins in our communication
with prospective students and their families. Below are links to sites that will
inform you about College and University life, the process for becoming a UNR Student,
how to visit campus and other related concerns.
Please be assured that the CABNR Student Center Office is here to help you with
your college education at UNR. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate
CABNR is one of eight academic units offering undergraduate degrees at UNR. CABNR
programs emphasize agriculture and food systems, environmental stewardship, the
life sciences, and the preservation of healthy, rural communities. Students in the
CABNR learn how to make a difference in our changing world. Rigorous course work,
hands-on experiences, state-of-the-art research labs, and useful internships provide
students with the knowledge, skills, and values needed to solve important societal
problems and ensure a more sustainable planet. Award-winning faculty in the College
promote high standards and encourage educational excellence that will serve students
throughout their professional careers.
The College is recognized for its commitment to student advising and promotes significant
student-faculty interaction. We believe that advising is important to a student's
success, so each undergraduate gets individual attention from his or her advisor.
Advisors provide a broad range of support, helping students develop high-quality
academic programs as well as guidance in career choices later on. Each first-year
student is also introduced to the campus and to college life through our acclaimed,
two-semester course called Foundations.
The College is divided into three departments, offering Bachelor of Science degrees
in eleven majors. We encourage students to tailor their academic programs to fit
their individual interests, needs and goals. Students may choose to add a minor
to their degree programs, but it is not required. Entering students unsure of which
academic path to follow can apply as "Undecided" as they explore the college's many
programs. Students generally have flexibility within their required curricula to
explore electives across campus.
Your Course of Study
Students at UNR in general will need 120 credits and a grade point average (GPA)
of 2.0 or higher to graduate with a four year degree. In addition to meeting the
requirements of a specific major, faculty have identified capstone courses that
they feel are important to the success of all students in CABNR. As part of all
students’ 120 credit program of study, the University requires one 3 credit “Diversity”
A World of Opportunities
CABNR encourages students to pursue academic opportunities beyond the classroom.
Programs are enhanced by on-campus facilities, modern laboratories, and undergraduate
research for which the College is renowned. In addition, options abound for off-campus
internships, independent study, and study abroad. Students ready for greater challenge
may also pursue undergraduate research opportunities.
Prepare to Make a Difference
Graduates of CABNR may continue with advanced study in human and animal medicine,
education, industry and research, for example. They are also prepared to work in
such fields as dietetics, horticulture, biotechnology, natural resource management,
rural development, ecological agriculture, livestock management, organic farming,
and environmental policy.
If you would like more specific information, contact the Dean’s office. If you would
like to schedule a personal tour of the College and UNR campus, please contact the
UNR Admissions office.