Find Your Place in the Sciences at the UO
At the University of Oregon, you’ll study directly with science researchers, teachers, and mentors who are leaders in their fields. You’ll have opportunities for undergraduate research, funded fellowships, field work, and internships.
You’ll be encouraged to take advantage of our laboratories, libraries, and science facilities and will be welcomed into a vibrant community of scholars.
Visit our science departments to learn more about your area of interest. You can also visit the Admissions pages to:
Learn about the Earth Sciences major
Learn about the General Science major
Learn about the Human Physiology major
Learn about the Mathematics major
Learn about the Physics major
Learn about the Psychology major
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National Stature, “Human Scale”
Among our faculty, we boast some of the most accomplished and best-known researchers in the world, including a Nobel laureate in physics. Our researchers are also fantastic teachers who love to ignite curiosity and actively mentor the next generation of questioning scientists.
Compared to larger universities that share the UO’s elite research status, our campus is “human-scale.” As a science student, you’ll discover abundant opportunities to receive personalized attention while also having access to extraordinary resources.
Our faculty and student scholars contribute to the Carnegie Foundation’s ranking of the UO among the nation’s top 115 universities with the “highest research activity.” We are also one of two Pacific Northwest members of the Association of American Universities (AAU), an invitation-only group whose 62 members in the US and Canada are “recognized as outstanding, by reason of the excellence of their research and education programs.” If you envision graduate school in your future, four of our science programs—biology, geography, physics, and psychology—are ranked in the top 15 percent in the nation, based on the most recent National Research Council’s Assessment of Research Doctorate Programs. We also lead the state in chemistry and mathematics.
INSTITUTES, CENTERS, LABS, AND FACILITIES AFFILIATED WITH THE SCIENCES
Center for Cybersecurity and Privacy
Institute of Ecology and Evolution
Institute of Molecular Biology
Institute of Neuroscience
International Institute for Sport & Human Performance
Materials Science Institute
Oregon Center for Optical, Molecular and Quantum Science
Oregon Institute of Marine Biology
Pine Mountain Observatory
Learn about the Allan Price Science Commons, a resource for all science students