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Fast Facts

The College of Arts and Sciences offers the core liberal arts and sciences curriculum that serves the entire UO undergraduate population. The majority of UO undergraduates (more than 60 percent, or almost 11,000 students at any given time) then go on to pursue a degree in one of our 46 degree programs in the HumanitiesSocial Sciences and Natural Sciences.

Undergraduate Degrees, 2016

10 Most Popular Arts and Sciences Majors

There are more than 7,800 students majoring in the following College of Arts and Sciences fields:

1.    Psychology
2.    Human Physiology
3.    Economics
4.    Biology
5.    General Social Sciences
6.    Computer & Information Science
7.    Political Science
8.    Environmental Studies
9.    Chemistry
10.  Sociology

Faculty Honors and Awards

The research activity—and reputation—of faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences is the basis for the UO’s status as a Carnegie Research I institution and a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU). In the past five years alone, faculty accolades in the College of Arts and Sciences have included:

  • One faculty member elected President of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Three faculty elected to the National Academy of Sciences
  • Five faculty elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • Three faculty named Guggenheim Fellows
  • Seven faculty elected as American Mathematical Society Fellows
  • Four faculty elected to the American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Seven Fulbright scholars

 



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