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Funding Access And Futures

At the University of Oregon students explore, learn, and make an impact in their communities thanks to our many scholarship programs.

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Women's history month 2021
Listening to our history and our lives

UO Women: Strength, resilience, breakthroughs, but a long road ahead.

Women Empowering Women

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Return to Campus

The UO plans to return to mostly in-person classes.

Fall 2021

 

 
 

 

Nestled between rivers, mountains, and a rocky coastline—we’re all about beautiful contrasts.

We’re relentlessly innovative, but grounded in a history we’re constantly learning from. We’re thinkers who create, builders who dream, adventurers, and change agents happily rooted in our own personal arboretum.

We love technology and nature, abstract art and discrete mathematics. We believe in respect and inclusion, conversation, and collaboration, and we’re always interested in diverse perspectives.

So don't you want to be a Duck?

Why UO?

 

READY, SET, DUCK
 
#1
PUBLIC UNIVERSITY IN OREGON FOR first-year RETENTION and GRADUATION RATES
16:1
student to teacher ratio
$246M
TOTAL FINANCIAL AID OFFERED TO UO STUDENTS per year
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Study Life in All Its Forms

Want to study the life sciences—life and all living things—in the classroom, the lab, and natural habitats? We offer outstanding programs in biochemistry, human physiology, and many facets of biology—including the only marine biology program in the Pacific Northwest. Can't pick just one? Consider general science, where you can choose a specialization tailored to your interests and career goals.

As a Tier 1 research institution, our renowned faculty provide practical training in state-of-the-art facilities to prepare you for a career in research, medicine, neuroscience, or other health-related disciplines.

Dissect Biological Sciences Degrees


Find the Degree Program for You

 

 
Faith Longnight

“I want to pursue research so that I can show others that might feel alone that they are worthy, and to show that researchers of color are valid, and that diversity is vital within the sciences.”

—Faith Longnight, Class of 2022, chemistry and sociology major

Bita Habashi

“The UO has given me opportunities to expand and specify my studies based on my passions, and my career and personal goals in promoting inclusivity throughout education systems.”

—Bita Habashi, Class of 2021, English major

 
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A Place for Curiosity

Ducks dive into research to find answers to some of humanity’s biggest questions. We’re using big data to save and improve lives, striving to predict earthquakes and prevent deadly disease. We’re combining expertise across disciplines in math, biology, and genomics with bioengineering, neuroengineering, and precision medicine to fight cancer.

We’re re-defining research education with the Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact, shaping the next generation of scientists, innovators, and entrepreneurs, ready to serve the state, nation, and world with discovery and impact.

Oregon Research

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Tier 1
NATIONAL PUBLIC RESEARCH UNIVERSITY
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73%
OF STUDENTS ARE ENGAGED IN RESEARCH ACTIVITY
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90%
of Knight Campus internship graduates are employed within 3 months
Mars Rover
Friction from Mars Dust Poses Little Threat

Swirling Martian-like dust in a bottle in the lab of Josef Dufek, director of the Oregon Center for Volcanology, indicates a low probability of large electrical storms or problems from static electricity from dust colliding with NASA’s exploration vehicles.

Strike Lightning

News

Get the latest info from Around the O, the University of Oregon's official news source.

Monitors will further research around wildfire smoke and aid both athletes and fans

Faculty, alumni, community members and students offer perspectives and reflections

The variant is thought to be more contagious, but it is not a ‘variant of concern’

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Events

KWVA Sports: Live Broadcast Oregon Volleyball vs Washington
Event: KWVA Sports: Live Broadcast Oregon Volleyball vs Washington
Mar5
KWVA Sports: Live Broadcast Oregon Volleyball vs Washington Mar 5 online
LOOK. Listen. Learn. Act.
Event: LOOK. Listen. Learn. Act.
Mar5
LOOK. Listen. Learn. Act. Mar 5
Nkame: A Retrospective of Cuban Printmaker Belkis Ayón
Event: Nkame: A Retrospective of Cuban Printmaker Belkis Ayón
Mar5
Nkame: A Retrospective of Cuban Printmaker Belkis Ayón Mar 5
Moody, Moody: Exhibition by Isa Ramos
Event: Moody, Moody: Exhibition by Isa Ramos
Mar5
Moody, Moody: Exhibition by Isa Ramos Mar 5 Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
Opening Act: Exhibition by Cristopher Stricklen
Event: Opening Act: Exhibition by Cristopher Stricklen
Mar5
Opening Act: Exhibition by Cristopher Stricklen Mar 5 Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
Peer Wellness Chit-Chats (Virtual)
Event: Peer Wellness Chit-Chats (Virtual)
Mar5
Peer Wellness Chit-Chats (Virtual) Mar 5
Let's (Tele) Talk
Event: Let's (Tele) Talk
Mar5
Let's (Tele) Talk Mar 5
Weekly Walking Group
Event: Weekly Walking Group
Mar5
Weekly Walking Group Mar 5 Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
Peer Wellness Chit-Chats (In-Person)
Event: Peer Wellness Chit-Chats (In-Person)
Mar5
Peer Wellness Chit-Chats (In-Person) Mar 5 Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
Self-Care Workshop
Event: Self-Care Workshop
Mar5
Self-Care Workshop Mar 5

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