Academics

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ACADEMICS
 

 

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The Place for Green

Green is more than just a color we like to wear here. The University of Oregon leads the nation in finding creative solutions to environmental challenges. We're #4 in sustainable design and healthy built environments according to DesignIntelligence,and thePrinceton Review ranks our Oregon MBA in the Top 4 "Green MBAs."

We invented green chemistry; using chemistry research to build more environmentally sustainable products, and make labs themselves more environmentally sustainable. Every year, our Sustainable Cities Initiative brings together students and community leaders across Oregon to create environmentally sustainable solutions in urban planning.

The future of our environment will also be decided in the courtroom. The Environmental and Natural Resources Law Center in the School of Law is ranked #7 in U.S. News and World Report, and has consistently ranked among the leading environmental law programs in the U.S. for 15 years.

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One of the Best at Teaching Teachers

U.S. News and World Report ranks our College of Education in the Top 20 nationally, and it ranks our special education program # 3.

America's young people are in crisis. We’re committed to help turn the tide with the Ballmer Institute for Children’s Behavioral Health. Centered in Portland and soon to anchor our new 19-acre urban campus, we’re creating a new workforce and reaching across schools and communities.

A UO-led partnership with 12 other schools, the Western Regional Noyce Network recruits, prepares, and supports aspiring K-12 STEM teachers with a goal of placing graduates in underserved schools across 14 western states.

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Innovators in STEM Education

At the Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact, teams of world-class bioengineers, accompanied by outstanding students, are driving groundbreaking scientific research to improve human health.

Our newly-launched School of Computer and Data Sciences promotes numeracy and data literacy as keystones of education, while ethically engaging students and researchers with the needs of industry and society.

Supported by the National Science Foundation, our Oregon Pathways to Industrial Research Careers program provides funding and mentorship to help low-income students pursue in-demand, tech-savvy careers.

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Highly Ranked Graduate Programs

Offering more than 150 graduate degree and certificate programs, Oregon ranks in the top 20 (or top 20 percent) nationally in such varied fields as creative writing, education, environmental law, landscape architecture, psychology, sports marketing, sustainable business practices, and many more.

We support our graduate students; 88% of doctoral students are funded and $45 million in graduate employee support is awarded annually by our Division of Graduate Studies.

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Resource-rich Libraries and Museums

With seven locations spanning our Eugene campus and beyond, the University of Oregon Libraries offers a wealth of resources, plus many flexible and well-equipped environments to serve diverse learners.

Opened in 1933, the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art holds significant collections of historic and contemporary art, and sponsors diverse educational programs that support the university’s academic mission.

A leader in archaeology field-school education since 1937, our Museum of Natural and Cultural History curates extensive collections and supports learning and research across many disciplines.

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Globally Engaged

Bringing together nearly 100 faculty members with wide-ranging expertise, the School of Global Studies and Languages is home to interdisciplinary scholarship, multilingual perspectives, and cross-cultural dialogues.

We excel at language education, ranking in the top ten among North American universities for producing graduates with degrees in five different languages.

The UO ranks #2 nationwide in Gilman Scholarships, supporting study abroad opportunities. We have 48 Fulbright US Student Program Grantees in past decade, and more than 1,000 Ducks have served with the Peace Corps since 1961.