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Academics

A College of Sciences education transforms students into leaders. We blend the practical with the theoretical to create the scientific pacesetters of tomorrow.

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An Enhanced Education

I love the sense of adventure in the College of Sciences. By the time we finish our undergraduate training, we are as prepared as any group of students, anywhere.

Kyle Virgil
Junior
Chemistry

Our students take their academic careers beyond the classroom by learning through experience. Undergraduates immerse themselves in research and study abroad programs, applying what they learn in internships and co-ops. Graduate students work with faculty to make discoveries that solve society’s most pressing problems and reshape our world.

In our classrooms and laboratories, professors don’t just teach, they innovate. We’ve created programs like SCALE-UP, which has reinvented the idea of the introductory course. Undergraduates interested in biology or similar fields enroll in the new Life Sciences First Year Program, taking a common set of first-year courses that prepare them for any of the life sciences programs across the university.

A Think and Do Culture

Many of our strengths are in science thats solves global problems and shape local economies. And we’re a leader in emerging areas, such as big data, bioinformatics, environmental health science, geospatial analytics and personalized medicine.

Graduates in these fields are prized by employers. Our students are recruited for leadership and technical positions in industry, laboratories, non-profit research organizations and government agencies. Many undergraduates go on to pursue advanced degrees in their fields or attend medical, law, business or other professional schools. Graduate students join science faculties at universities across the nation.

Academic Resources

Students in the College of Sciences enjoy the best of both worlds. They’re nestled in a close-knit community of peers but have access to the resources of a large university.