The University of Oregon's College of Arts and Sciences promises to deliver a foundational liberal arts education in an extraordinary setting: a top-tier research university. And not just any top-tier research university. The UO is just the right size for students to study directly with research faculty while building on their elemental arts and sciences education.
Undergraduate Research Opportunities
Undergraduates across the College of Arts and Sciences have the opportunity to take part in research teams or conduct individual research projects.
Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP)
The Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) encourages and supports undergraduate research and creative scholarship in all the academic disciplines included in the UO’s eight undergraduate schools and colleges. UROP promotes inclusive excellence by working to ensure equitable access to opportunities, benefits, and resources to all students, faculty, and staff.
Students of Color Opportunities in Research Enrichment (SCORE)
SCORE is an academically based, hands-on research club designed for students who are underrepresented in the life sciences. The program consists of weekly workshops designed to teach students basic laboratory techniques. The primary goal of the program is to enable each student to gain confidence with a scientific skillset that will lead to undergraduate research and professional development opportunities.
Undergraduate Research and Distinguished Scholarships
Our allied programs offer comprehensive support to students exploring and participating in undergraduate research and distinguished scholarship opportunities with a particular focus on fostering a culture of inquiry and faculty engagement within residential learning communities. Through equity-minded outreach, advising, funding, instruction, and celebration, we help students access and experience the full resources and benefits of a research university.
Graduate Research Opportunities
Graduate students—as contributors to research teams in the College of Arts and Sciences, and through their own scholarship —are indispensable to the vitality of the UO research mission.