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

Innovation. Teamwork. Critical thinking. Problem solving. Communication. Quantitative 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. 6 Online Master’s in Statistics Program — ranked by Data Science Degree Programs Guide.
  • Biology Degrees ranked among the best in the country - Best Accredited Colleges.
  • 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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News Releases

U of I Gets Donation to Study Biodiversity in Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

Posted 2/22/2024 8:00:00 AM

U of I received a donation of nearly $650,000 from Joe Ricketts’ Jackson Fork Ranch, which will fund research into four native animal species. Read more

U of I Researchers on Team Exploring Black Hole Mergers With NASA Award

Posted 2/14/2024 6:03:00 PM

A team including U of I researchers is going to explore the physics of supermassive black hole mergers and galaxy collisions. Read more

U of I Awarded Grant for Modeling Project to Improve US’s Resilience to Water Scarcity

Posted 1/17/2024 4:00:00 PM

University of Idaho Assistant Professor Meng Zhao will lead a modeling project to enhance water budget predictions in the contiguous United States. 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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