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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 47 degree programs in the HumanitiesSocial Sciences and Natural Sciences.

10 Most Popular Arts and Sciences Majors

There are more than 7,700 students majoring in the following College of Arts and Sciences fields:

1.    Psychology
2.    Human Physiology
3.    Economics
4.    Biology
5.    General Social Science
6.    Political Science
7.    Computer & Information 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
  • Four faculty elected to the National Academy of Sciences
  • Five faculty elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • Two faculty named Guggenheim Fellows
  • Ten faculty elected to the American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Six Fulbright scholars

 



Sandra Dorning, ’17, one of only 43 Marshall Scholars selected nationwide, will study ...
Four biologists, a chemist and an economist receive prestigious honor. 
Curated by English prof Ben Saunders. Read about it in Forbes magazine. 
Congrats to nearly two dozen CAS students awarded $5,000 for research projects!