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At the University of Oregon you’ll meet world-renowned scholars who teach and advise freshmen. You’ll discover a world of opportunities to conduct your own research, propelling you toward an incredible career, a prestigious graduate school, or both. You’ll discover top-flight labs and classrooms, powered by leading technology. Most importantly, you’ll be part of a community of outstanding students who chose the UO, the state's flagship institution of higher learning, for its commitment to academic excellence.

With hundreds of academic programs, the UO’s astounding array of courses focus on everything from calculus to cartography, Brontë to biochemistry, nanotechnology to neurology, Russian to reporting, saxophone to supply chain.

The UO is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, one of only 36 public universities in North America. The UO is also among the 115 institutions chosen from 4,664 U.S. universities for the top-tier designation of "Highest Research Activity" in the 2015 Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

Explore the UO's majors, minors, and other academic programs, or read about resources for students who are undecided about what subject to pursue. Learn more about the UO's schools and colleges:

Academic Resources at the UO

Each academic term, you'll find more than a thousand undergraduate classes, only 137 of which have more than 100 students. You'll begin college work with Freshman Interest Groups (FIGs), small learning communities of 25 first-year students organized around a theme or idea that interests you. FIGs help you embrace the life of the mind while fulfilling two of your graduation requirements.

Each day, on average, about 7,500 individuals use one of the seven libraries that constitute the UO Libraries. Home to the largest research collection in the state, the UO Libraries have more than 3 million volumes and 46,000 journal subscriptions, as well as an online reference chat service and state-of-the-art media stations. The UO Scholars’ Bank is open around the clock for students to explore the research of their peers and mentors.

The university’s resources allow students to obtain prestigious internships at home and abroad. Internationally inclined students discover the world through any of the 245 study abroad programs offered in more than 90 different countries.