University of Nevada, Reno Extended Studies University of Nevada, Reno Extended Studies University of Nevada, Reno Extended Studies

Serving the educational needs of our community for more than 125 years

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Professional Development

Noncredit professional and workforce development courses and certificates in a wide array of up-to-the-minute topics provide the opportunity to learn, explore and share practical information, resources and strategies for immediate application in the real world. Exceptional instructors and a first-rate curriculum offer fresh perspectives, competitive tools and best practices that can enrich and strengthen even the finest employees, and organizations.

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Gaming Management

Extended Studies offers gaming education opportunities including management programs and seminars on the University campus, short and weeklong courses offered around the globe, an international executive development program, as well as customized on-site programs available anywhere in the world — all designed by industry leaders and University faculty.

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Academic Credit Options

Academic credit courses for undergraduate and graduate degrees, teacher recertification and career advancement are offered each semester through Academic Credit Options (ACO). ACO offers late-start short courses that start after the regular semester begins, evening and weekend classes, workshops, institutes, and travel programs for academic credit from a variety of University colleges, departments and programs.

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365 Learning

365 Learning: Experience higher education on your schedule! Choose from academic credit classes offered online, with a late start, or on the weekends. Classes are also offered during the Wintermester and Summer Semester. Plus, new Freshmen can build their educational foundation with Freshmen Start.

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KIDS University

Learning has never been so cool! This seven-week summer camp for kids on the University campus will energize their minds and bodies with classes in music, language, math, science, humanities, health science, sports and games. Kids entering grades 2-8 can choose a different themed class each week.

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Contract Training

Top-performing companies recognize that employee training and development leads to measurable bottom-line success. Extended Studies can deliver customized programs at your site or ours — all designed with your budget, your goals and your future in mind.

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More Extended Studies Programs


Performing Arts Series

This sensational Performing Arts Series features some of the world’s finest performers as they take the stage at the Nightingale Concert Hall, considered one of the areas best music venues. Sponsored by the University of Nevada, Reno. 

Osher Lifelong Learning (OLLI)

OLLI is a member-driven program of the Univeristy in the division of Extended Studies that brings diverse educational and social opportunities to active older adult learners. Choose from a distinctive array of courses and activities for adults 50 and over.

Travel Programs

Earn academic credit while traveling abroad! Extended Studies collaborates with a variety of University colleges, departments and programs to offer international travel and field study programs throughout the year and around the globe through Academic Credit Options (ACO).

Reno Jazz Festival

The annual Reno Jazz Festival brings together some of the best and brightest young talent in the country, along with the finest jazz musicians in the world. Sponsored by the University of Nevada, Reno. 

Lake Tahoe Music Camp

Attention middle and high school musicians! Join us for a six-day residential camp featuring jazz and classic music workshops, clinics, performances and instruction by award-winning University faculty, guest conductors and professional chamber jazz musicians.

Online Executive MBA

Perfect for working professionals who want to advance in today’s challenging work world, our Online Executive MBA program builds on the University of Nevada, Reno’s award-winning MBA program, ranked as one of the top in the nation by BusinessWeek. 

Fleischmann Planetarium

Reach for the stars! The Fleischmann Planetarium is the place for earth and space science education and astronomy, with planetarium shows in the Dome Theater, an interactive Exhibit Hall and a science store. Located on the University campus. 

Break Camps

Kids can choose from exciting themed camps combining the academic STEAM components — Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math — with a healthy dose of just plain FUN! 


Let us make your next conference a success! Extended Studies, collaborating with a wide variety of University departments and organizations, provides conference coordination, support and logistics. Host your next association conference with the support of Extended Studies.