About The College

Where a World of Opportunity Awaits


As scientists, we are driven by a shared purpose: to improve the world through cutting-edge research and discovery. We can’t wait for you to join us.

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.


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.

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Our Mission

The University of Arizona College of Science brings together globally prominent faculty in disciplines at the core of scientific inquiry and education. Our academic departments, schools, and research units encompass the range of earth sciences, life and molecular sciences, mathematics and computational sciences, neural, cognitive, and behavioral sciences, and physics and space sciences, forming a nexus of award-winning programs and centers that encourage both independent and collaborative-driven research. Many of these units are ranked in the top ten nationally in their specific disciplines and are highly recognized internationally.

We are an integrative learning institution, offering next-generation scientists the opportunity to engage in groundbreaking research side-by-side with accomplished faculty. Our scientists and students also share their knowledge with the local and broader community through extensive outreach and public service initiatives. Our mission is to encourage the aggressive pursuit of research excellence, to support novel teaching and outreach programs, and to create economic opportunities for our community.

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.

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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, and Optical Physics.

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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.

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