Academics

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ACADEMICS

Programs of Study

It’s your move. Accounting, biology, or architecture. Explore environmental studies and geography or mix material and product studies, philosophy, and economics. With more than 300 undergraduate programs and more than 80 graduate subject areas, we can help prepare you for life. And a lifetime of careers.

Schools and Colleges

College of Arts & Sciences

The academic heart of the university, we bring together hundreds of top-notch faculty who are committed to both path-breaking research and mentoring the next generation.

Charles H. Lundquist College of Business

We are serious, determined, focused, and hands on. But we are not your typical business school. We are a place that does not shy away from societal issues, but tackles them, solves them.  

College of Design

World renowned for our groundbreaking Sustainable Cities Initiative, we are among the nation’s finest professional schools for architecture and the arts, planning, public policy, and design.

College of Education

Teacher education? Of course we do that, but we also train administrators and counselors. School psychologists and family therapists. Human service providers and clinicians.

Robert D. Clark Honors College

The Clark Honors College features small classes and close interaction among students and faculty. We foster an intense, creative exchange of ideas in a tight-knit, dynamic community.

School of Journalism & Communication

We teach students the power of storytelling through ethics, innovation, and action in journalism and communication. We are inventing the future of media, transforming “What If? into “What Is!”

School of Music and Dance

We are the premier educational institution of music and dance in the Pacific Northwest. We offer programs in music performance, music education, composition, and choreography-performance.

School of Law

A professional law school with a drive for positive change, we thrive on faculty and student engagement, a commitment to solving problems, helping people, and groundbreaking research.

Graduate School

Over one hundred graduate options available. Master’s and doctoral degrees. Certificates and specializations. Empowering students to take their education and careers to the next level.

 

 

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The Place for Green

The University of Oregon leads the nation in finding creative solutions environmental challenges. We rank No. 3 in the nation in sustainable design according to DesignIntelligence. The Oregon MBA is the No. 4-ranked "Green MBA" in the country by the Princeton Review.

We invented green chemistry, which uses chemistry research to build more environmentally sustainable products and makes science labs more environmentally sustainable. And our Sustainable Cities Initiative lets students work with cities across Oregon to bring environmentally sustainable solutions to urban planning.

And, when the environment needs a lawyer? The Environmental and Natural Resources Law Center in the School of Law is ranked No. 8 in U.S. News and World Report, and has consistently ranked among the leading environmental law programs in the U.S. for 14 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 five nationally, and it ranks our special education program No. 3. Our faculty members are also leading researchers, and the UO is ranked second in the country for research money per professor.

At the UO, we teach, learn, research, and find a better way.

Student studying

A Leader in Graduate Study

The UO 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.

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Highly Ranked

The UO is a great place to study all kinds of things. Our highly ranked programs include: anthropology, biology, comparative literature, geography, earth sciences, physics, psychology, sustainable design, and special education.