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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.


Science is all about discovery, so learning science is an adventure. Discover your opportunity to engage in that adventure.

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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 and INBRE Researchers to Study Coronavirus Variants

Posted Thu, 29 Jul 2021 13:31:00 -0700

MOSCOW, Idaho — July 29, 2021 — The Idaho INBRE higher education network and the University of Idaho will sequence COVID-19 samples and study coronavirus variants in the Moscow population in hopes of preparing for and preventing future outbreaks thanks to a $737,000 grant from National Institutes of Health. Read more

After Two Decades, U of I’s INBRE Program Has Attracted $170M For Student Research

Posted Wed, 21 Jul 2021 12:02:00 -0700

MOSCOW, Idaho — July 21, 2021 — Over the past two decades, more than $170 million has been generated for biomedical research in Idaho’s state and private colleges and universities thanks to a network administered by the University of Idaho called INBRE. Read more

New Idaho Landslide Inventory Database to Assist with Hazard Mitigation

Posted Tue, 29 Jun 2021 10:18:00 -0700

MOSCOW, Idaho — June 29, 2021 — The Idaho Geological Survey (IGS) has released a new statewide inventory of landslides that will assist emergency managers and planners with hazard mitigation and identification of problematic hot spots. Read more


College of Science

Physical Address:
Mines 321

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3025
Moscow, ID 83844-3025

Phone: 208-885-6195

Fax: 208-885-6904


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