At the College of Science, we believe that every student has the potential to change the world if given the chance. In pursuit of that goal, we bring together expert faculty in disciplines at the core of scientific inquiry and education — and we make their knowledge accessible to students from all backgrounds.
As the largest college at The University of Arizona, we help students forge a path that is uniquely their own. There is no one-size-fits-all approach here — we are comprised of award-winning departments, schools and research units, spanning a variety of scientific disciplines, and our advisors work closely with students to support each person’s unique educational needs.
Large, Diverse Student Body
The College of Science is home to 8,000+ undergraduate and graduate students across 18 majors.
The University of Arizona is ranked #3 in the nation by the National Science Foundation in public university research expenditures in the physical sciences.
Elite, Not Elitist
More than 30% of our students are first-generation college students.
Who We Are
From tinkerers and biologists to astronomers and computer whizzes, we are innovators and seekers at heart. Whether you’re a passionate environmentalist, a doctor in training or an inventor with patents pending, you’ll find your community here.
The College of Science is home to a faculty of world-class researchers and teachers who are at the top of their fields in creating new knowledge and disseminating it to the next generation of scientists. Our faculty are internationally known for their discoveries and contributions to science as well as for innovations in how science can be better taught to reach the widest range of students to support their own journey to discovery.
Students will have the opportunity to be guided by the brightest minds and be challenged to come up with creative solutions to the world’s most pressing problems. And with a student population that’s diverse and inclusive, it’s easy to feel right at home, no matter where you come from or what your interests might be.
The UA is ranked third in the nation by the National Science Foundation in public university research expenditures in the Physical Sciences.
The College of Science faculty includes 11 National Academy of Science members.
The College of Science was ranked No. #28 in the US in physical science
2021 Times Higher Education World University
Discover a Living Laboratory
With about 350 days of sunshine a year and a vast learning laboratory of desert, sky islands, cities, dark night skies, and even a nearby sea, our home in the Sonoran Desert offers infinite opportunities for research, education, and engagement with the surrounding environment. As part of our land grant institution mission we encourage the pursuit of research excellence, to support new teaching and outreach programs and to create economic opportunities for our community.
Competitive Graduate Programs
The College of Science is home to six top-ranking graduate programs, according to U.S. News and World Report, including Geology, Speech-Language Pathology, Earth Sciences, Analytical Chemistry and Atomic/Molecular/Optical Physics.
The Future Is Calling
Indulge your passion for discovery alongside some of the world’s brightest minds. With state-of-the-art resources, a supportive community and limitless opportunity, your journey to change the world begins here. Ready to take the next step? Schedule a video chat or take a virtual tour.