Student Opportunities in The Biological Sciences Department


Annual Student Programs and Activities

Undergraduate Research
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BIOL 299 - Undergraduate Research at CSN

  • Make new discoveries in science for possible publication.
  • Independent research that you direct.
  • Work at your own pace. Flexible schedules.
  • Learn transferable laboratory skills; get a head start in future biology courses.
  • Can be placed on your resume for scholarships, professional schools, graduate schools, or other advancement.


  • Learn to analyze and keep a record of results
  • Learn to troubleshoot and think critically
  • Learn to read and write scientific literature
Biomedical Exploration Workshop
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The Biomedical Exploration Workshop is a five week summer program offered at the College of Southern Nevada.

It is designed to give students the opportunity to explore different career options in the biomedical sciences, understand the educational requirements for these careers, and gain exposure to the environments in which they would be working.

Apply here.
Sci Night
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SciNight is an open forum where students and faculty meet to informally discuss primary scientific research articles.
SciNight meets on Thursdays at 7:30pm on the North Las Vegas (Cheyenne) Campus in room N216. More information

For questions contact: Dr. Chelsey McKenna.
CSN Biology Club
The student-run biology club was created to increase interaction among biological science majors and faculty. Some of the activities include:

  • establishment of study groups
  • employment opportunities
  • scholarship and internship awareness
  • coordination of summer research options

For more information contact either of the faculty advisors

       Dr. Lois F. Merkler
       phone: (702) 651-3193

       Instructor Minnie Schlesinger
       phone: 702 651-4225

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Charleston Campus (Main Office)

Department of Biological Sciences
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College of Southern Nevada
6375 West Charleston Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89146

Telephone: (702) 651-7324
Fax: (702) 651-5818
Department email:
Cheyenne Campus

Department of Biological Sciences
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College of Southern Nevada
3200 E. Cheyenne Avenue
North Las Vegas, NV 89030

Telephone: (702) 651-2607
Fax: (702) 651-4056
Henderson Campus

Department of Biological Sciences
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700 College Drive
Henderson, NV 89002
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