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Hands-on research that matters. Learn Science by DOING Science.

Innovation. Teamwork. Critical thinking. Problem solving. Communication. Numerical reasoning. These skills are hallmarks of a degree from the College of Science. Our students learn how to solve societal problems through hands-on research opportunities using the latest technologies. In the College of Science, students learn while developing the skills employers and graduate and professional programs seek.

  • No. 1 Best Value Public University in the West — ranked by U.S. News and World Report.
  • 91% of U of I Students Graduate With Jobs or enroll in graduate education or military service. College of Science graduates are employed by companies and government agencies such as Google, Microsoft, the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Geological Survey and Walt Disney Company. Science graduates enroll in graduate programs including those at Stanford University, Princeton University, Yale University, University of Washington, University of Michigan and Johns Hopkins University.
  • No. 3 Geography B.S. Degree in the Country for academic excellence and affordability — ranked by Great Value Colleges.
  • No. 7 Online Master’s in Statistics Program — ranked by Data Science Degree Programs Guide.
  • Highest Salary Earnings for early- and mid-career undergraduate degree recipients for any public university in Idaho — ranked by Payscale.
  • More Scholarships Awarded than any other four-year public college in Idaho.
  • 16:1 student-to-faculty ratio — In the College of Science, you'll know your professors and they'll know you through small class sizes, one-on-one interaction, mentorship, advising and research collaboration.
  • National Merit Scholars — U of I has one of the largest cohorts of National Merit Scholars in the Northwest. In-state and out-of-state scholars receive scholarships covering the full cost of tuition and fees, on-campus housing and meals for four years.


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Student Opportunities

Approachable faculty, world-class facilities, plus abundant research opportunities — even at the undergraduate level — are just some of the reasons to study science at the University of Idaho.

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Hill Undergrad Research Fellowships

The fellowships support undergraduate research for students working with faculty in the college.

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U of I Researcher to Study STIs Using Biomimetic Models of the Female Reproductive Tract

Posted Tue, 27 Apr 2021 15:25:00 -0700

Larry Forney from the Department of Biological Sciences will take part in a five-year grant of $7,875,379 that was awarded to an interdisciplinary team that also includes researchers from the University of Maryland, the University of Virginia and the University of Delaware. The project, funded by the National Institutes of Health, aims to develop innovative biomimetic models of the lower reproductive tract of women to study aspects of the sexually transmitted infections (STIs) by chlamydia and gonorrhea that are not achievable in humans or with the animal and cell models currently available. The ultimate impact of this research will be to improve public health by reducing the incidence of STIs in humans. Read more

Campus Can Crushers Recycle More Than 81,500 Cans Across U of I Campus

Posted Fri, 16 Apr 2021 11:13:00 -0700

This story by Lynsey Amundson was published by KIVI-TV in Boise on April 15. MOSCOW — With a grant from the University of Idaho biology engineer student, Addie White, created "Campus Can Crushers" to help Idaho become more recycle friendly. “They are highly durable metal can crushers in the shape of university logos," White said. "It’s a project I started at the University of Idaho because our recycling program was cut.” Read more

Two U of I Students Will Receive Prestigious Goldwater Research Scholarships

Posted Wed, 07 Apr 2021 13:54:00 -0700

MOSCOW, Idaho — April 7, 2021 — Two University of Idaho students were selected from a pool of 5,000 candidates nationwide to receive the prestigious Goldwater scholarship for the upcoming academic year. Read more


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