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Our Volcanic Footprint

Born in 1965, the University of Oregon's Center for Volcanology is now an international powerhouse. Our students and researchers are working on computer simulations, analyzing materials in their labs, and working out in the field at various volcanic sites.

Our Volcanic Footprint

Born in 1965, the University of Oregon's Center for Volcanology is now an international powerhouse. Our students and researchers are working on computer simulations, analyzing materials in their labs, and working out in the field at various volcanic sites.

 

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Developing Young Minds

Our faculty members are gaining insights into the nurturing of a healthy mind, from newborns to teens

Healthy Brains, Healthy Kids

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Moving Forward

“Black History Month is not just a time to celebrate, but also an opportunity to assess needs and organize ways to continue pushing forward.” – Yvette Alex Assensoh, VP for the Division of Equity and Inclusion

Honor, Celebrate, Inspire

 

 
 

 

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?

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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

 

 

Stella-Marie Akindayomi

“Helping Black-identified students feel connected at the UO and empowering them to excel in their academic endeavors embraces the university’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.”

—Stella-Marie Akindayomi, multicultural counselor & Black/African-American student retention specialist

Robert Johnson

“For the university and the community, it [Hayward Field] is going to be something they can be proud of. There will be nothing better in the world than this track facility.”

—Robert Johnson, head coach, Oregon track and field

 

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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

Tier 1
NATIONAL PUBLIC RESEARCH UNIVERSITY

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73%
OF STUDENTS ARE ENGAGED IN RESEARCH ACTIVITY

90%
of Knight Campus internship graduates are employed within 3 months

Marian Hettiaratchi in her lab

Knight Campus Bioengineer Advances Bone Repair Research

Marian Hettiaratchi's research takes a big step toward improving the effectiveness of spinal fusion procedures and repairing broken or defective bones. As she begins her new job at the Knight Campus, that research lays the groundwork for her UO lab and has landed in Science Advances, a major scientific journal.

Rebuilding Bones

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