Academics

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ACADEMICS

The University of Ӱԭ is one of the top public universities in the nation.

With and , we prepare our students to lead fulfilling lives and excel in a variety of careers.

Our Schools and Colleges
 

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The Place for Green

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

For over half a century, the  has offered immersive classes at the ecologically rich Ӱԭ coast. We invented green chemistry; using chemistry research to build more environmentally sustainable products and laboratories. And every year, our brings together students and community leaders from across Ӱԭ to create environmentally sustainable solutions in urban planning.

The future of our environment will also be decided in the courtroom. The in the School of Law is ranked among the top ten programs by U.S. News and World Report, and has consistently ranked among the leading environmental law programs for 16 years.

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Serving Kids, Schools, and Communities

The  is creating a new profession that aims to transform the child mental health system to rapidly expand services, identify behavioral health concerns early, and deliver interventions to prevent youth mental health problems. This public-private partnership allows the institute to not only offer an innovative new academic program but also to build a community-led solution to promote the mental health and well-being of children and families. 

Meanwhile, U.S. News and World Report ranks our in the Top 20 nationally, and it has ranked our special education program # 3 for 25 consecutive years.

In addition, the University of Ӱԭ's focuses on understanding human development, preventing behavioral health problems, and implementing effective interventions in community settings.

 

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Innovators in STEM Education

At the , teams of world-class bioengineers and life scientists, accompanied by outstanding students, are driving groundbreaking research to improve human health.

Our newly-launched 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  program provides funding and mentorship to help low-income students pursue in-demand, tech-savvy careers.

Explore STEM at Ӱԭ

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Highly Ranked Graduate Programs

Offering more than 150 , the UO ranks in the top 25 nationally in such varied fields as education, special education, landscape architecture, sports business, sustainable business practices, and creative writing. Ӱԭ also ranks in the top 25 percent in business, biological sciences, clinical psychology, earth sciences, fine arts, psychology, and speech-language pathology.

In the annual U.S. News & World Report ranking, the University of Ӱԭ School of Law is the only law school in the Pacific Northwest to boast three nationally top-ranked specialty programs: we’re #1 in legal writing, #7 in environmental law, and #11 in dispute resolution.

We support our graduate students; 84% of doctoral students are funded with Graduate Employee appointments. Annually, graduate students receive $45 million in graduate employee support and an additional $2 million in fellowships awarded and administered by our .

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Resource-rich Libraries and Museums

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

Opened in 1933, the  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  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 is home to interdisciplinary scholarship, multilingual perspectives, and cross-cultural dialogues.

We excel at language education,  among North American universities for degrees conferred in five different languages.

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

 welcomes Ducks from all over the world to Ӱԭ.

Academic Resources

At Ӱԭ, learning extends way beyond the classroom—and so does our support.

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