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Why Science?

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We empower our students to achieve their ambitions.

It is the mission of the College of Science to connect our students with the vast opportunities that mathematics and science unlock. We develop the tools for critical thinking and reason. We prepare students for exciting careers, and educate the next generation of scientific leaders.

Over the last five decades, thousands of students have used their degrees from the College of Science to launch professional careers around the globe. Science and mathematics degrees prepare students for success in a wide range of careers including industry, academics, health, business, and law.

Nobel Laureate Mario Capecchi

Alumni of the College of Science include co-founders of Fortune 500 companies, pioneers of Utah’s software and biotechnology booms, and internationally-recognized leaders in health and technology.

College students have the opportunity to work with world-renowned faculty, including members of the National Academy of Science and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

The School of Biological Sciences, Department of Chemistry, Department of Mathematics and the Department of Physics and Astronomy, are consistently ranked among the highest performing on campus and throughout the region.

 

 

 

Science Mentors

A guiding light for aspiring scientists.

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Science Research Initiative

Research experience for first-year students.

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What Can You Do with a Science Degree?

Learn more about where a science career can take you

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SRI Students

Placing first-year students in real science research.

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Transfer Students

Finish your degree at the College of Science.

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Tour the College of Science

Request a tour of the stunning science campus at the University of Utah

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Live on campus

Unique housing opportunities for science students.

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Scholarships, Grants & Financial Aid

Scholarships for students at the College of Science.

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ACCESS Scholars

Individuals from all dimensions of diversity who embody excellence, leadership and equity.

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College of Science 1:1

A.A.U. Membership

College Rankings

What Can You Do with a Science Degree?

Tour the College of Science

Live on campus

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SRI Students

Learn By Doing in the SRI


Want to learn how to conduct research and create connections with faculty and other College of Science students? Join the Science Research Initiative (SRI)!

SRI offers College of Science students the opportunity to participate in discovery-based scientific research starting on your first day on campus, with no prior research experience required. You will gain research skills that will help you in science classes, learn with College of Science peers, and connect with faculty across the University. The SRI will jumpstart your path academic success, and give you needed skills to prepare for an internship or a career - whether that's in a research lab, an office, or one of the many other opportunities open to our graduates. Find out more below, or email us for more information.

Fall Year 1

Enroll in a 1-credit class in which you will learn about how science happens, join a community of researchers, and determine placement in a lab based on your research interests.

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Spring Year 1

Begin the scientific journey in your selected lab. Students will engage in research activities for approximately 10 hours per week.

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Fall Year 2

Continue in your selected stream and keep building upon your skills as a researcher. Students are given various opportunities to share research findings and mentor new students.

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Beyond

Stay involved with the SRI community. Connect with new research and professional development opportunities in both SRI & College of Science.

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Transfer Students

 

 

Science Mentors

A guiding light for aspiring scientists.

Read More
Why Science?

Connect with the vast opportunities that science and mathematics can unlock.

Read More
Science Research Initiative

Research experience for first-year students.

Read More
What Can You Do with a Science Degree?

Learn more about where a science career can take you

Read More
SRI Students

Placing first-year students in real science research.

Read More
Tour the College of Science

Request a tour of the stunning science campus at the University of Utah

Read More
Live on campus

Unique housing opportunities for science students.

Read More
Scholarships, Grants & Financial Aid

Scholarships for students at the College of Science.

Read More
ACCESS Scholars

Individuals from all dimensions of diversity who embody excellence, leadership and equity.

Read More

College of Science 1:1

A.A.U. Membership

College Rankings

Why Science?

What Can You Do with a Science Degree?

Tour the College of Science

Live on campus

Scholarships, Grants & Financial Aid


HOME

 

Tour the College of Science

Tour the College of Science


Tour the stunning science campus at the University of Utah with two of our Science Ambassadors, and learn more about the opportunities available to our students.

  • Register below to schedule a tour at a time that is convenient for you and your family
  • Tours begin at the Crocker Science Center on Presidents Circle
  • Plan for your tour to last about one hour with plenty of time to ask our Ambassadors and COS staff questions about student life, classes, and more!

 

Tours are closed for the summer. Check back in the fall to tour the College of Science.

 


What you can learn from a tour


Live on campus

Live on campus in a Science Community


One way to deepen your engagement at the U is to live in a College of Science Themed Community: College of Science First Year Floor at Kahlert Village or the Crocker Science House on Officers Circle. These communities are designed to bring students with similar interests, majors, goals, and experiences together.

College of Science First Year Floor


Kahlert Village is the newest residential community on campus and is home to approximately 990 first year students. The building features double and single rooms in cluster and suite-style configurations. Kahlert Village is centrally located on campus, includes a full-service dining facility, and a variety of classroom and study space available for students. A meal plan is required in this living area.

If you are a first year student pursuing a degree in the College of Science the Science First Year Floor is an excellent opportunity for you. Residents support each other through the rigors of their coursework while deepening their connection to the College of Science faculty, alumni, staff, and opportunities.  Resident Advisors are science students who can help mentor you through your academic career.

Crocker Science House


Nestled in Officers' Circle, at the base of the Wasatch foothills and the Shoreline Trail, the Crocker Science House provides a unique opportunity for twelve science students to live and learn together in a beautifully restored building once occupied by military officers. Crocker Science Scholars have the opportunity to attend lectures, dinners, and other events with luminaries of Utah's business, science, and academic communities. In 2018, Mario Capecchi joined the students for dinner and ping-pong. A meal plan is required in this living area.

Crocker Science Scholars come from a variety of geographic, cultural, and academic backgrounds, united by a strong drive to succeed in the physical and life sciences.   Scholars often find that living in close quarters with students from other disciplines helps them with their own work and encourages them to explore avenues of science they would not have considered otherwise.

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Housing is full for 2022-23 academic year. Application for 2023-24 opens early 2023.



Academic resources

Science Research Initiative

Scholarships, Grants & Financial Aid

Center for Science and Mathematics Education

Employment Opportunities

LEAP Science Course

Science Ambassadors

Honors College

Scholarships, Grants & Financial Aid

College of Science Scholarship Opportunities


The College of Science offers a number of scholarship opportunities for incoming, undergraduate and graduate students. Scholarship applications may be found through Academic Works, the University's scholarship application portal. Complete the University General Application then you will see the Science scholarship opportunities.

It is highly recommended that all students fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year to determine what state or federal aid for which you may be eligible, including work-study opportunities and grants.

First-year and transfer students must have an active Campus Information Services (CIS) account and University E-mail account (UMail) before applying for scholarships.

GRADUATE Phd Candidate EMERGENCY SCHOLARSHIP

The College of Science PhD Candidate Emergency scholarship fund can provide financial support when an unexpected medical event creates immediate financial hardship.

  • Typical awards made through this program are limited to be between $500 and $2500
  • This program is subject to the availability of funds.
  • If you are receiving financial aid, please contact the financial aid office to see how such an award
    might impact your financial aid.

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Incoming freshman scholarship Opportunities

The College of Science Incoming Freshman General Scholarship application includes several scholarship opportunities.

Deadline to apply is March 1, 2024. 

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Current Student Opportunities

The College of Science General Scholarship application includes several scholarships opportunities. Applicants must be officially declared Science major.

Deadline to apply is March 1, 2024.

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Questions

Questions about scholarships and financial aid? Make an appointment with a financial aid counselor!

If you have questions about a specific College of Science opportunity, please email office@science.utah.edu.

Departmental Scholarship Opportunities


Office of Nationally competitive scholarships


The Office of Nationally Competitive Scholarships maintains a list of highly prestigious scholarship opportunities. Applications for these opportunities are maintained by this university department.